Execution of two death row prisoners halted in Mach

Two brothers - Meero Gul and Ali Gul – were convicted of a murder in 2001


Web Desk April 09, 2015
The hanging does not take place as the two convicts - who were brothers - settle the dispute among themselves. PHOTO: ONLINE

BOLAN: The execution of two death row prisoners was halted on Thursday at the Mach central jail in Balochistan, Express News reported.

According to jail authorities, the two brothers - Meero Gul and Ali Gul – were convicted of a murder in 2001 and were scheduled to be hanged early morning.

“The hanging did not take place as the convicts settled the dispute with the aggrieved party,” the authorities added.

On March 10, the interior ministry had lifted a moratorium on death penalty in all capital cases after restarting executions for terrorism offences in the wake of Peshawar school massacre.

Read: Govt lifts death penalty moratorium completely: officials

Over 50 convicts have been hanged since the ban on executions was lifted.

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