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.
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