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.