KP govt stops ex­e­cu­tion dur­ing Ra­mazan

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

ABBOTTABAD—The gov­ern­ment of Khy­ber Phak­toonkhawa (KPK) on Sun­day de­cided to stop the hang­ing of pris­on­ers in the prov­ince dur­ing the holy month of Ramzan.

Ac­cord­ing to a no­ti­fi­ca­tion, the KP gov­ern­ment fol­low­ing the di­rec­tives of the fed­eral gov­ern­ment put a one-month mora­to­rium on hang­ing of con­victs in the prov­ince. Over 100 con­victs awarded death senet­nce are presently im­pris­oned in dif­fer­ent jails of the prov­ince, in­clud­ing Cen­tral Jail Peshawar, D I Khan and Haripur jails. Some pris­on­ers, whose death war­rants have al­ready been is­sued, will now be ex­e­cuted af­ter Eidul Fitr.

Af­ter Peshawar Army Pub­lic School (APS) mas­sacre ex­e­cu­tion started again across Pak­istan, as a re­sult hun­dreds of ter­ror­ists were ex­e­cuted so far in Pak­istan’s dif­fer­ent jails.—APP

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