LAHORE: A writ petition was filed in the Supreme Court’s Lahore Registry by Barrister Zafar-ullah on Monday to abolish the capital punishment.
The petitioner stated that the death sentence contravenes the constitution of the country which guarantees protection to lives of the people.
The petition also seeks that the death sentences of all prisoners should be converted to life imprisonment.
It argued that all the progressing countries have taken measures to do away with capital punishment.
The petitioner demanded that stay orders be issued on sentences of prisoners who are to be awarded the death sentences.
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