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CJP Nisar halts execution of inmate with mental illness

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Saturday took notice of media reports and halted the planned execution of a mentally ill prisoner at the Kot Lakhpat jail. According to the details, Chief Justice Saqib Nisar temporally suspended the sentence of Khizer Hayat, a mentally ill death row prisoner and set January 14 for hearing the case. A district and sessions judge on Friday had scheduled the execution of  Khizer Hayat for January 15 at the Kot Lakhpat jail. Earlier in the day,  the death row…