8 death row convicts hanged in various Punjab jails today

MULTAN – Eight more militants were hanged in various jails of Punjab Tuesday, bringing the total number of executions to around 310 since the government lifted a moratorium on the death penalty last December.

The executions come a day ahead of the one-year anniversary of the attack on Peshawar’s Army Public School which prompted authorities to lift a six-year moratorium on the death penalty.

The hangings took place in various locations of Punjab early Tuesday.“Two convicts on death row were hanged in Multan, two each in Bahawalpur and Gujrat and one each in Attock and Dera Ghazi Khan,” Chaudhry Arshad Saeed, an adviser to Punjab’s chief minister for prison affairs.

Meanwhile, the hangings of two convicts, who were scheduled to be executed in Adiala jail.

Monitoring Desk

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