Death penalty: 17 terrorists to be executed in coming days

Of the 17 militants, 10 belong to Punjab, 6 are from Sindh and one is from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa

Abdul Manan December 18, 2014

ISLAMABAD: Seventeen convicted terrorists, whose appeals and mercy petitions have been dismissed, will be executed in the next few days, sources in the PM House told The Express Tribune on Thursday.

After Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s decision to lift moratorium on death penalty in militant-related cases, these 17 terrorists will be first to be hanged.

Sources said the premier has been apprised of the first group of militants and that the process will take a few days. "Their death warrants will be issued and their relatives will be called in to have their last meeting with the 17 militants," sources added.

Out of 17 terrorists, 10 belong to Punjab, six are from Sindh and one is from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

Since the 2008 moratorium in Pakistan, only one man was executed in 2012. There are more than 8,000 convicted on death row, however due to the moratorium their executions could not be carried out.

The prime minister removed the moratorium on terror-related cases, but not on other offenses in the wake of December 16 attack on a school in Peshawar which killed at least 141 people, mostly students.


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kulwant singh | 7 years ago | Reply

@Muhammad Sadiq: During the British rule the Malwa mainly Jabalpur are was infacted with Thugs who looted the people and a day came when they were arrested and hanged on the trees on the main road and there bodies remained in this position for many days but lannat of Thugs ended immediately.

asd | 7 years ago | Reply

Raheel took the decision and told the PM. Nawaz had no choice but to tag, not much leadership displayed there except for being forced into it and not having much choice. Nawaz's lacklustre leadership is evident in Ch Nisar leading the committee to formulate a bit terrorism strategy recommendations. Which committee ever changed the course of history for a nation?

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