FAISALABAD/ MACCH: Two prisoners convicted for murder and kidnapping were hanged in jails in Punjab early Wednesday morning, Express News reported.
Zulfiqar, a prisoner on death row was hanged in Faisalabad Central Jail, in Thikriwala area for kidnapping a taxi driver named Arshad.
Meanwhile in Macch Central Jail, Muhammad Moosa Khan was executed for murdering a man in 2005 over personal rivalry.
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Security during the hangings was tight, while access to unauthorised persons was prohibited.
After a six-year moratorium on execution of death penalties, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in December 2014 allowed capital punishment for those who have already been sentenced to death in terrorism cases.
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Premier Nawaz took this step in the wake of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan's attack at the Army Public School and College in Peshawar on Tuesday which killed 148 people most of them children.
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