Double murder death row prisoners hanged in Bahawalpur


BAHAWALPUR: A double murder convict was executed in the New Central Jail Bahawalpur on early Wednesday morning.


According to details, death row prisoner, Irshad was hanged in the New Central Jail Bahawalpur. Irshad had shot dead two people in 1999. Irshad’s dead body was handed over to his heirs after the execution.

Nearly 300 death row prisoners have been hanged so far as 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.