ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has lifted moratorium on the execution of death penalty in terrorism -related cases, PakistanTribe learnt from media reports.
Political and military leaders have vowed to wipe out the insurgency that has killed thousands of ordinary Pakistanis in recent years.
An officer from Prime Minister office told media that “The prime minister has approved abolishment of moratorium on the execution of death penalty in terrorism-related cases.”
The Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif called a political parties conference to take a decision at national level against Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), which is responsible for Peshawar school attack. The deadliest attack killed 162 people including 132 children and announced this decision.
Twenty-seven crimes, including several terrorism-related offences, carry the death penalty in Pakistan.
Last year, Pakistani courts sentenced 226 people to death, the lowest number in over 10 years. According to Amnesty International estimates Pakistan has more than 8,000 prisoners on death row, most of whom have exhausted the appeals process.
Now after brutal attack appeals for mercy from these militants have been rejected and prime minister ordered for execution of death sentence within 48 hours.
Inspector General Police (IG) has ordered to superintendent jail for execution of death penalty.
President o f Pakistan has rejected the appeals of 55 prisoner of death sentence other than terrorists.
According to sources 522 persons are prisoned in different jails of Pakistan in charge of terrorism. They all are the given death sentence and within 48 hours they will be executed.
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