FAISALABAD – Two more hangings delayed due to unavailability of the executioner for Christmas event, PakistanTribe learnt from media sources.
Two more hangings of death penalty prisoners postponed as the executioner was christian by religion and he excused to hang on the event of Christmas.
According to sources two criminals of death penalty were supposed to be hanged but the executioner name Sadiq Maseeh who is christian by religion denied to hang any one on Christmas as in his believe it is the day of forgiveness and peace.
Two prisoners named Shareef and Faiz have met last time with their family. Both belong to Nankana sahib, the city of central Punjab near Faisalabad.
Shreef was given death sentence on 15 June 2000 and Faiz on 13 April 2006 but due to appeals for forgiveness their hangings were delayed.
Jail sources said that every preparation in ready and they will be hanged as soon as possible.
Further the death sentence of criminals imprisoned in Adiyala jail and Sukkur Jail was also postponed last week due to security risks.
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