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Pakistan

GEO ENGLISH
December 15, 2015
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Eight death row convicts executed in Punjab

Eight death row convicts executed in Punjab

MULTAN: Eight death row convicts were sent to gallows in Bahawalpur, Multan and other different cities of Punjab on Tuesday.

Two murder convicts were sent to gallows in Multan Central Jail. Manzoor Hussain had killed his wife after she demanded divorce in 2003, while Muhammad Tahir was convicted of killing a man in the same year.

Hanging of death row convict Abdul Waheed was halted after the two parties reached an agreement.

Two murder convicts were also hanged in New Central Jail Bahawalpur. Death row convict Aziz-ur-Rehman had killed three people over a petty issue in 2002 while, Akhtar Ali had murdered a woman over resistance during robbery bid.

Two murder convicts were also executed in district jail Gujrat while two were hanged in Dera Ghazi Khan and Attock Central Jails, separately.

Execution of Saeed Ahmed was halted in Dera Ghazi Khan Central Jail after agreement between two parties while, after stay orders from the court, hanging of Gul Jahan and Qaisar Abbas was halted at Mianwali and Gujranwala Central Jails respectively.

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