Four hanged in various Punjab jails

HANGED

RAWALPINDI/SARGODHA/BAHAWALPUR: At least four death row prisoners have been hanged till death in jails of Rawalpindi, Sargodha and Bahawalpur in Thursday’s wee hours.

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Two death house inmates—Jahandad Khan and Muhammed Arshad have been executed at Rawalpindi’s Adiala Jail at today’s daybreak. Muhammed Arshad killed a man in 2002 and Jahandad Khan in 2002.

A condemned prisoner, Muhammed Tariq hanged at the gallows in Sargodha’s District Jail this morning. The killer shot down a man in 2000.

Meantime, the hanging of another convict, Ikhlaq, has been put on hold.

A convicted killer, Israr met his fate in Bahawalpur’s Centrla Jail today. The criminal took life of a youth over a land dispute in 2002.

Sessions judge postponed the execution of two prisoners in Jhelum’s District Jail for a few days. Convict, Aslam, in collusion with his brother, Muhammed Azam, killed his father-in-law in 1999.