Three convicts hanged to death, two get sentences deferred
FAISALABAD/GUJRANWALA/MULTAN (92 News) – As many as three death-row convicts were hanged till death in different areas of Punjab early Thursday morning.
As per reports, Aijaz was hanged in Gujranwala Central Jail. He was convicted of killing a man over a financial dispute back in the year 1998. Shaukat Masih was hanged in Faisalabad Central Jail for killing a citizen in 2000, while double-murder convict Abbas was executed in Multan Central Jail. He was convicted of killing his uncle and cousin over a property dispute in 1998.
Meanwhile, two convicts’ death sentence was deferred. Amjad Ali had his execution deferred as his family reached agreement with his victim’s family, while Abid had his execution deferred for a day due to his review petition in High court.
Pakistan lifted the self-imposed moratorium on death penalty on December 17, a day after Pakistani Taliban gunmen attacked Army Public School in Peshawar and killed 134 students and 19 adults.