Four more convicts to be executed in Faisalabad today

Published: December 23, 2014
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PHOTO: AFP

PHOTO: AFP

FAISALABAD: Arrangements have been finalised for four more convicts to be sent to the gallows within the next few hours.

The convicts, Ghulam Nabi, Abdul Malik, Nawazish Ali and Mushtaq, were shifted to a district jail from the central jail in Faisalabad under tight security.

They were convicted for involvement in an attack on former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf.

Nine militants were awarded capital punishment in the Musharraf attack case of which five have already been hanged in Faisalabad.

Further, the mastermind of the GHQ attack, Aqeel alias Dr Usman, was also hanged in Faisalabad as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif allowed capital punishment for those who have already been sentenced to death in terrorism cases.

PM Nawaz took the step to lift a six-year moratorium on death penalties following Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan’s attack on the Army Public School and College in Peshawar on Tuesday, which left 148 people, most of them children, dead.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • Stranger
    Dec 23, 2014 - 1:57PM

    did U notice how none of the Arab countries even bothered to give lip service on this occasion and Pak’s so called enemies India and US are the only main ones to show solidarity in these testing times.

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  • Parvez
    Dec 23, 2014 - 2:27PM

    It looks like the only crimes committed by terrorists were against Musharraf……..our political government’s vacillating is another example of their ineptness.

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  • Wali
    Dec 23, 2014 - 2:51PM

    Is attacking Musharraf or the army the only act of terrorism that the perpetrators have to be given the due punishment for??

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  • khan420
    Dec 23, 2014 - 3:17PM

    Why are they hanging people who tried to kill a man who committed high treason by subverting the constitution? the distorted logic in this country never stops to amaze.

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  • curious
    Dec 23, 2014 - 5:00PM

    @ Parvez
    because in this particular case, army was responsible for investigation and capturing the terrorists. In other cases where civillians are martyred, our ineligible police is supposed to capture and prosecute terrorists

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  • Shakil
    Dec 23, 2014 - 6:55PM

    They are all killer Talibans. Does not matter the charges as long as they tried to kill your president and attacked army they must be puished. It does not look that the nation has waken up yet. Each of us is waiting to expierirnce the pain on itself we should feel the pain of others as well. If we do not act now we are finished. May Allah save Pakistan from enemy within, Ameen. Islam zindabad, Pakistan zindabad.Recommend

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