DERA GHAZI KHAN: A convict, facing death penalty in a dual murder case, was hanged in Central Jail, Dera Ghazi Khan, prison officials said. They maintained on June 4, 1995, Huzoor Bakhsh had killed his wife Bharawan Mai and Muhammad Iqbal over suspicion of having illicit relations in Rajanpur.
Later, the police arrested the accused and a case was registered against him. The officials maintained on December 15, 1999, Rajanpur Additional Session Judge Muqarrab Khan awarded death sentence to Huzoor Bakhsh. He filed applications against the decision in the Supreme Court, high court and the President of Pakistan but all appeals were rejected. He had a final meeting with his family members late on Tuesday evening and in early hours of Wednesday Huzoor Bakhsh was taken to the gallows.
Earlier, three convicts on death row were hanged across jails in Punjab. Nabeel Ahmed, Saleem and Rashid were all handed the death sentence for committing murders in 2000 and 1998 respectively.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 19th, 2017.