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IS­LAM­ABAD: Pak­istan’s top court has ruled that schizophre­nia does not fall within its le­gal def­i­ni­tion of men­tal dis­or­ders, clear­ing the way for the ex­e­cu­tion, as soon as next week, of a men­tally ill man con­victed of mur­der.

Gov­ern­ment doc­tors in 2012 cer­ti­fied Im­dad Ali, 50, as be­ing a para­noid schiz­o­phrenic, af­ter he was con­victed and sen­tenced to death for the 2001 mur­der of a cleric.

Ali could now be ex­e­cuted as early as Wed­nes­day.

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