LAHORE: A murder convict was executed in Kot Lakhpat Central jail on Wednesday.
Ayub, son of Bashir, was sentenced to death by a sessions court of Sheikhupura after finding him guilty of killing a man. The court had issued black warrants for Ayub after the government lifted moratorium on executions on Dec 17.
In Bahawalpur, convict Ghulam Yaseen was hanged at the new central jail.
There was high security around the jail at the time of the execution in the early hours. In order to cope with any emergency, law-enforcement personnel remained deployed on roads and residential areas around the jail till the body of Yaseen of Allah Rakha village, Ahmedpur East Tehsil, was taken to home by his family.
In Mianwali, a death row prisoner was hanged at central jail while execution of another convict was cancelled due to a compromise with heirs of the deceased.
Muhammad Khan of Chak 8-ML, Piplan tehsil, had shot dead his relative Nawaz in 2000 over a family feud and he was awarded death sentence by the Mianwali sessions court in 2001. After rejection of all appeals, the judge issued his black warrant and he was hanged early in the morning. His body was handed over to the family.
The execution of Mohibdar Husain Shah of Chidro was cancelled on Wednesday due to a compromise with heirs of deceased.
Mohibdar had killed his relative Agha Husain in 2000 and he was awarded death penalty in 2001.
On Tuesday, Agha’s family members appeared before the sessions court and recorded statement of compromise.
Published in Dawn, March 26th, 2015