Murderer hanged in Multan jail

Mar 24 2015

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Nasrullah was awarded the death sentence by a district and sessions court Muzzaffargarh in 1994 for killing a man.— DawnNews screengrab
Nasrullah was awarded the death sentence by a district and sessions court Muzzaffargarh in 1994 for killing a man.— DawnNews screengrab

MULTAN: A condemned prisoner, who had been found guilty of murder, was hanged at Multan Central Jail early on Tuesday.

Nasrullah, who hailed from Muzafargarh, had been convicted for killing a man who had appeared for a court hearing in 1994, according to jail sources.

He was awarded the death sentence by a district and sessions court Muzaffargarh in 1994.

The appeals of the convict have been rejected by higher and superior courts. President of Pakistan had also turned down the mercy plea of the death row prisoner.

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The ruling PML-N government had lifted the moratorium on the death penalty in terrorism related cases in the wake of a Taliban attack at the APS Peshawar, which claimed 141 lives, most of them children.

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Later, the government completely reinstated capital punishment for all offences that entail the death penalty.

Know more: Pakistan should reverse lifting of moratorium on death penalty: HRW

The United Nations, the European Union, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have urged the government to re-impose the moratorium on the death penalty.

Some 8,000 convicted prisoners are in a death row in various jails across the country.