Death row convict hanged in Sahiwal

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SAHIWAL: A death row prisoner involved in murder case was executed in the Central Jail Sahiwal on early Tuesday morning.


According to details, prisoner Mansha had killed a man in 2001 during a robbery attempt. The dead body of the prisoner was handed over to his heirs after the execution.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif lifted a six-year moratorium on death penalty on December 17, 2014 for those convicted for terrorism a day after the deadly attack on Army Public School in Peshawar that left 150 persons including mostly children dead.

There are more than 8,000 prisoners on death row in the country.