PAKISTAN. 134 PEOPLE HANGED IN 2007
March 30, 2008: Releasing its annual report on the state of human rights in 2007, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) said that as many as 134 convicts were executed and 309 awarded death sentence. There were over 7,000 prisoners on the death row.
Prisons housed 95,016 detainees as against an authorised capacity of 40,825. Across Pakistan, 67 per cent of the prisoners were awaiting trial. (Sources: Khaleej Times, 30/03/2008)