Two murder convicts hanged in Punjab jails

Ashraf was sentenced to death for the murder of his neighbour while Jamma had killed his mother-in-law


Web Desk September 01, 2015
PHOTO: FILE

BAHALWALPUR/SAHIWAL: Two murder convicts were hanged early Tuesday morning in jails across Punjab, Express News reported. 

Murder convicts, Ashraf and Jamma Khan were hanged at Sahiwal Central Jail and Bahawalpur Central Jail respectively.

Ashraf was sentenced to death for the murder of his neighbour over a minor dispute in 1994, while Jamma was sentenced to death for murdering his mother-in-law over a domestic dispute in 2000.

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Since the moratorium on executions was lifted, in the aftermath of the Army Public School, Peshawar, terrorist attack, hundreds of death row prisoners have been hanged in the country – 23 of them had been convicted of terrorism charges.

Of those convicted of terrorism, 11 had been tried under the Anti-Terrorism Act and 12 by the Field General Court Martial. Eight people have been hanged for attacking former president Pervez Musharraf, one was hanged for attacking the US Consulate in Karachi and one for attacking the Rawalpindi GHQ.

Of those convicted by the Field General Court Martial, three were former officials of the Pakistan Air force, three of the Pakistan Army, one was the son of a retired army official and one was an army sepoy who had killed a colleague while on duty in Peshawar Cantt.

Read: Eight murder convicts executed in the Punjab

Of the 11 people convicted by Anti-Terrorism Courts, eight belonged to the Lashkar-i-Jhangvi/Sipah-i-Sahaba and were convicted of sectarian killings. Three had tried to hijack a PIA plane traveling from Turbat to Karachi in 1998.

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