Two condemned prisoners were sent to the gallows early Thursday morning after their appeals for mercy were turned down.
Jail officials told The Express Tribune that one of the executed prisoners, Ali Raza Khanzada, a resident of Charsada, had been behind bars since 2004 after committing a murder.
The second prisoner Farhad Said Muhammad, also from Charsada, had gunned down two persons in 1997. Both inmates were hanged at 5:30am.
Their appeals for amnesty to the president were also rejected, after which black warrants for their execution were issued by the K-P home department last week.
The condemned prisoners were allowed to have final meetings with their respective families on April 27.
Jail doctors Judicial Magistrate Asim Riaz, and other jail authorities were present at the hanging. The bodies were later handed over to legal heirs.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 29th, 2016.