KARACHI: Anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Thursday reissued black warrants for two prisoners on death row for killing a Shia doctor after the stay granted by the president on earlier execution orders expired. Two activists of the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), Attaullah alias Qasim and Mohammad Azam alias Sharif were sentenced to death in 2004 after an ATC found them guilty of killing a Shia doctor, Ali Raza Peerani. The jail authorities had approached the ATC to issue fresh orders, after the previous death warrants had expired. Judge Ghulam Mustafa Memon of the ATC-III issuing fresh black warrants for the LeJ men ordered jail authorities to hang them by neck till death on August 20 and 21 after completing legal formalities.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 2nd, 2013.
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