One death row convict hanged in Lahore


LAHORE: A murder convict was hanged in the early hours of Wednesday in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat Jail, NewsOne reported.


At the time of the hanging, security in and around the prison were high, with access to unauthorized persons limited. However, Zulfiqar was granted some time with his family on Tuesday.

Zulfiqar was handed the death sentence following the murder of two persons almost 17 years ago, sources revealed.

A mercy plea was put forward by President Mamnoon Hussain, however, this was dismissed by the court.

Murder convicts and those convicted in cases of terrorism are being executed across the country following the lifting of the moratorium on capital punishment by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the end of last year.