PAKISTAN: THREE CONVICTS EXECUTED IN GUJRANWALA, FAISALABAD, MULTAN JAILS
May 21, 2015: Three convicts were executed in Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Multan jails, raising the total number of executions to 107 since Pakistan reversed the self-imposed moratorium on the death penalty in December 2014 after the Taliban school massacre.
The first two convicts on death row were hanged early morning in Gujranwala and Faisalabad Central jails.
The offender, Aijaz, in Central Jail Gujranwala, had committed a murder in 1998. While the hanging of another offender, Amjad, who had been convicted of killing a man in 1999, was adjourned at the request of a plaintiff.
Convict Shaukat Masih was executed in Central Jail Faisalabad after being convicted for a murder committed in 2000. While the execution of convict Abid was deferred as according to jail sources. Abid‚Äôs relatives had filed an appeal in the High Court for a review of the execution order.
Meanwhile, in Central Jail Multan, a prisoner, Abbas was also hanged early morning. Abbas had murdered his uncle and uncle's son due to an argument over land in 1998. (Sources: thenews.com.pk, 21/05/2015)