The Pakistan Government has hanged four more terrorists in Faisalabad jail, taking the toll to six. Two other terrorists were hanged to death on Friday. They were identified as Rashid Tipu, Ikhlas aka Roosi, Zubair Ahmed (all from Lodhra) and Ghulam Sarwar (from Rawalpindi). They were convicted of launching attack on former President Pervez Musharraf.
As Pakistan had lifted the moratorium on the death sentences on December 18 following the killing of 132 school children at Army Public School in Peshawar, the President rejected mercy petitions of 55 convicted terrorists. All of them would be executed in a few days. 17 terrorists will have their
At least 522 criminals in Pakistan are on the death row in connection with terrorism and other serious crimes. According to the Interior Ministry, more than 8,000 death row prisoners are in Pakistan who can be hanged anytime if the government allowed the executions.