BRUSSELS/ISLAMABAD- European Union (EU) spokesman said that EU has no concern on death rejection of penalty moratorium in Pakistan as it is the internal security need of Pakistan.
PakistanTribe received a media report that European Union spokesman denied the news about the moratorium request on capital punishment on death penalty in Pakistan. EU has no objection as it is the internal issue of Pakistan and it is need of time as it is the critical stage for Pakistan in security point of view.
Earlier Nawaz Government had put a ban on executions of over 8000 criminals waiting to be hanged.
It is worth mentioning that two weeks ago international media reported about EU that they are not in favor of capital punishment in Pakistan. European Union demanded Pakistan for restoration of moratorium on death penalty as it is violation of Human Rights to hang.
Criticizing on the recent governmental policies of Pakistan the EU envoy to Pakistan Lars-Gunnar Wigemark had said “We believe that the death penalty is not an effective tool in the fight against terrorism.” He regretted about the hanged ones that Pakistan should not have hanged the the prisoners.
The same day stance of White House televised and US State Department spokesperson Marie Harf said that the lifting of the moratorium on the death penalty in Pakistan was the country’s internal issue.
Talking to media Harf said “Well, clearly this is an issue for Pakistan – a decision for Pakistan, excuse me. It’s not really ours to weigh in on.”
She added that terrorism is a common threat for Pakistan and the US. She said that “More Pakistanis are victims of counter terrorism, I think, than anywhere in the world. So clearly it’s a shared threat, but when we have concerns like this we’ll raise them.”
It is also pertinent to mention that Genral Secretery United Nations (UN) had also talked telephonic about the amnesty on death penalty prisoners which was refused by PM Pakistan.
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