After Three Months: First convict hanged in Adiala Jail 

Death penalties have resumed in jails across the country


Our Correspondent December 24, 2016
PHOTO: EXPRESS

RAWALPINDI: A convict, facing death penalty for committing a murder in Gujjar Khan, was hanged in Adiala Jail on Saturday, prison authorities said. Saturday’s execution comes after a pause of almost three months and implementation of death penalties have resumed in jails across the country, an Adiala Jail official said. Regarding the man sent to the gallows on Saturday, they said Mohammad Bilal was handed death sentence by a court for a murder he had committed in Gujjar Khan. The convict was transferred to Bannu jail from where he escaped during the 2012 prison break. The convict was again arrested in 2015 and brought to Rawalpindi for his execution. He had a final meeting with his family members late on Friday evening and in early hours of Saturday, Bilal was taken to the gallows.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 25th, 2016.

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