PESHAWAR – Another terrorist who had been handed down death penalty in his involvement in Mushrraf Attack case has been hanged on Wednesday morning in Central Jail Peshawar, PakistanTribe learnt form media sources.
Niaz Muhammad was given death sentence in his involvement in Musharraf Attack case. He was serving in Air Force but later he was punished by court marshal.
Niaz Muhammad was considered as a close associate of senior Taliban commander Adnan Rashid, who was also given death penalty in the Musharraf attack case but escaped from a jail last year when the Taliban rescued hundreds of inmates in a major jailbreak attack.
Niaz Muhammd was shifted two days before from Central Jail Haripur to Central jail Peshawar. It was the latest hanging after the moratorium lifted from death penalty.
Officials said that security has also been tightened for jails across Pakistan in view of the possible hanging of the convicted militants. The Pakistani government has rejected appeals from the United Nations and the European Union to review the decision to lift the moratorium.
Pakistan is also in process to establish special courts for speedy trial of the hard-core terrorists that will be headed by military officers.
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