A former Pakistan Air Force (PAF) employee, convicted for a murder attempt on former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, has been shifted to the Central Prison in Peshawar from Haripur where he could be hanged any time.
Niaz Muhammad was sentenced to death by an air force court at PAF Base Chaklala on October 4, 2005.
“He was shifted to Peshawar secretly and then the news was made public. It has been done successfully as militants had threatened to intercept and attack the shifting convoy and even shoot down the helicopter carrying him,” a jail official told The Express Tribune on the condition of anonymity.
There were eight death warrants for prisoners in Haripur Jail and Muhammad Niaz, son of Amir Muhammad, a resident of Swabi, was sentenced under section 120/120 B/324 OOC/Fata, he added.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 31st, 2014.
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