Pakistan executes seven death-row convicts

| Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 10:47
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Pakistan executes seven death-row convicts

ISLAMABAD: Seven death row convicts were executed in jails across Pakistan's Punjab and Balochistan province on Wednesday, a media report said.

In Lahore Central Jail, two convicts were hanged. Abdul Khaliq had been convicted of murdering a woman, while convict Shahzad was also found guilty of committing a murder, Geo News reported.

Two convicts were hanged in Gujrat District Jail.

Naseer Ahmed was found guilty of killing a man in 2002. Faisal Mehmood was sentenced to death for committing a murder in 1999.

In Vehari District Jail , two prisoners were executed.

Abdul Sattar was found guilty of raping and killing a 13-year-old girl in 1997. Convict Sanaullah had also raped and killed a 11-year-old girl in 2001.

Khan Mohammad was hanged in Balochistan's Mach Jail after he was found guilty of killing his brother and his nephew in 2004.

Pakistan lifted its moratorium on the death penalty in all capital cases on March 10.

Initially, executions were resumed for terrorism offences only in the wake of a Taliban massacre at an army-run school in Peshawar on December 16, 2014, which had killed more than 140 people, mostly students.

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