7 terror convicts hanged

Published: January 13, 2015
Since the lifting of the ban, 17 convicts have been hanged. STOCK IMAGE

Since the lifting of the ban, 17 convicts have been hanged. STOCK IMAGE

FAISALABAD / KARACHI / SUKKUR: Seven terror convicts were executed early Tuesday in jails across the country, Express News reported. 

The government had lifted a moratorium on the death penalty in terror cases following the Peshawar school attack on December 16 last year.

Three convicts were hanged in Sukkur Central Jail at around 6:30am. Muhammad Talha, Khalil Ahmed and Shahid Hanif were sentenced to death in 2001 for killing then director of defence ministry.

In Karachi’s Central Jail, Behram Khan was executed for killing a lawyer inside court premises in 2003, while in Faisalabad District Jail, two convicts – Nawazish Ali and Mushtaq Ahmad – were hanged for attacking former military ruler Pervez Musharraf.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on December 17 lifted a six-year ban on the capital punishment and since then, 17 convicts have been hanged.

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  • Amer
    Jan 13, 2015 - 10:45AM

    How many people attacked Mushy ? My God, it seems like the only people being hanged are the ones who tried to kill one single man. What about the killers behind target killing etc? Any news on when target killers or extortionists from Karachi would be hanged ?


  • ironMan!
    Jan 13, 2015 - 10:56AM

    ..finally! Waiting for karachi target killers to be hanged too…


  • kamran azeem
    Jan 13, 2015 - 11:24AM

    These convictions might be counterproductive against terrorism but at the same time the killers of innocent masses must be brought to justice.There is a need to take solid steps to create awareness through education, that is the only way to comeout this troublesome situation.May God be over saviour and protector


  • Concerned
    Jan 13, 2015 - 11:57AM

    It appears that moratorium was lifted only to execute convicts in cases against Musharraf and Defence organizations.


  • Anoni
    Jan 13, 2015 - 12:19PM

    Just make sure no innocent get punished


  • Acorn Guts
    Jan 13, 2015 - 12:45PM

    So far (correct me if I’m wrong) no ethnic/sectarian terrorism related hanging


  • shadow
    Jan 13, 2015 - 1:24PM

    to the other and those convicted in civil courts this is happening http://tribune.com.pk/story/821099/lhc-acquits-death-row-prisoner/ and those given by militry courts are hanged. this justifies why we need militry courts


  • Kamran
    Jan 13, 2015 - 2:40PM

    good news.. eventually do that to all killers


  • Jan 13, 2015 - 2:48PM

    Focus should be on killers of innocent people rather than a single person (and Musharraf lived, it was not a kill even).


  • Farhan
    Jan 13, 2015 - 9:38PM

    Excellent job. All terrorists must be hanged and killed soonest. That’s the only solution. This should have happened way earlier.


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