Attack on Musharraf: Four convicts hanged in Faisalabad

Convicts were shifted to the death cell under tight security last night


Shamsul Islam December 21, 2014

FAISALABAD: Four convicts involved in an attack on former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf were hanged on Sunday at a district jail in Faisalabad.

The convicts Ghulam Sarwar Bhatti , Zubair Ahmed, Rasheed Qureshi and Russian citizen Akhlaque Ahmed alias Roosi were taken to the gallows at 3:30pm.

Late on Saturday night, the convicts were shifted from Faisalabad Central jail to the death cell of the district jail under tight security.

Sources in the jail confirmed convicts have met their family members for a farewell meeting as per codal requirements of prison laws.

There were conflicting reports regarding the hanging as some sources claimed the execution of only two death-row prisoners was pending while the execution of the other two had already been carried out.

Ahmad, Bhatti, Qureshi, Roosi were the co-accused of Arshad Mehrban and were given death penalty by a military court.

Mehrban was the first to be sent to the gallows as the ban on death penalty was lifted after six years following the Peshawar school massacre.

Army chief General Raheel Sharif had signed the death warrants of these convicts.

COMMENTS (23)

MilCtSir! | 7 years ago | Reply

@Shani: Thats right! No civilian leader has the guts to catch their friends and relatives in TTP. Do you have any idea how family disputes are settled in Punjab? Whole family... down to the pet dog is wiped out! So they are now letting Pak Army do the DEED.

Shani | 7 years ago | Reply

Happy to see the state finally came into action but the question is when will start the execution of civilian killers? They should also be hanged publicly not secretly so that the remaining terrorist know their fate in advance.

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