executions in the world:

In 2024


2000 to present



  • Abolitionist
  • retentionist
  • De facto abolitionist
  • Moratorium on executions
  • Abolitionist for ordinary crimes
  • Committed to abolishing the death penalty


government: federal parliamentary republic
state of civil and political rights: Partly free
constitution: entered into force 14 August 1973 (suspended and restored several times); amended many times, last in 2018
legal system: common law system with Islamic law influence; accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations
legislative system: bicameral Parliament (Majlis-e-Shoora) consists of Senate and National Assembly
judicial system: Supreme Court of Pakistan (consists of the chief justice and 16 judges); High Courts; Federal Shariat Court; provincial and district civil and criminal courts; specialized courts for issues, such as taxation, banking, and customs
religion: Muslim (official) 96.5% (Sunni 85-90%, Shia 10-15%), other (includes Christian and Hindu) 3.5% (2020 est.)
death row: 8200 according the Justice Project Pakistan, end 2017, 4993 according other sources
year of last executions: 0-0-0
death sentences: 24
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty:





Death penalty for blasphemy


Death penalty for drug-related crimes


Death penalty for terrorism


Death penalty for violent crimes





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