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‘66 Pakistanis executed in Saudi Arabia since 2013’

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Foreign Affairs Khawaja Asif apprised the Senate on Wednesday that as many as 66 Pakistanis executed in Saudi Arabia since 2013. Replying to various questions during question hour in the upper house, the minister said there were 1,357 and 1,580 Pakistani prisoners languishing in Riyadh and Jeddah regions of Saudi Arabia, respectively. He said the main charges against them were drugs related, bringing un-prescribed tranquilizer tablets, theft, forgery, immoral crimes, murder, rape, and brawl /…

Another four ‘hardcore terrorists’ convicted by military courts hanged

PESHAWAR: Four Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan-affiliated terrorists convicted by the military courts for their involvement in several heinous crimes have been executed at a jail in Khyber Pakhtonkhwa. According to Inter Services Public Relations, the convicted terrorists were involved in committing heinous offences relating to terrorism, including killing of innocent civilians, destruction of educational institutions, attacking armed forces of Pakistan, law enforcement agencies and Saidu Sharif Airport. These convicts were…

Saudi Arabia executes royal family member for murder

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Tuesday executed a member of the royal family for murder, in a rare case involving one of the thousands of members of the House of Saud. Prince Turki bin Saud al-Kabir was put to death in the capital Riyadh for shooting dead Adel al-Mahemid, a Saudi, during a brawl, the interior ministry said in a statement. Kabir was the 134th local or foreigner put to death this year.  The Arab News reported in November 2014 that a court in Riyadh sentenced an unnamed prince to death for killing his friend. He…

Saulat Mirza finally meets his fate

KARACHI: Former worker of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and a death row prisoner Saulat Mirza was executed at Balochistan's Machh Jail after dramatic postponement of his execution on March 19, after local television channels aired his video message in which he had levelled serious allegations against the top MQM leadership.