RIYADH: A Pakistani national was beheaded by sword in the south west of Saudi Arabia on Wednesday for the murder of an Afghan, the interior ministry said. Ayub Ajab Khan was convicted of having killed Khair Mohammed Saz by striking him with several blows from a metallic object, according to a ministry statement carried by official SPA news agency. The execution raises to 34 the number of executions announced in Saudi Arabia so far this year, according to an AFP tally. Last year, there were 78 executions in Saudi Arabia.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 21st, 2014.
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