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Honour killing convict executed in Sargodha

Updated Mar 30, 2016 08:53am

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SARGODHA: A man convicted of honour killing was executed here on Tuesday in the district jail.

Ghazanfar Abbas of Shahpur district had murdered his sister, Parveen, and brother-in-law Fateh Khan in 1999 and injured Nasreen, Razia Bibi, Farhat and Muhammad Zeeshan as he did not approve of his sister’s marriage. He later surrendered to police.

He was sentenced to death, which was maintained by the appellate court. His mercy petitions were also rejected thrice by the president.

He had been shifted to Sargodha jail from Jhang and hanged on Tuesday morning.

This is the first honour killing execution in Sargodha.

Published in Dawn, March 30th, 2016

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Comments (3) Closed



shamoon Mar 30, 2016 04:26pm

Good job.

MohaKhatib Mar 30, 2016 09:38pm

I am opposed to every killing of any person

Patrick Mar 31, 2016 12:52am

There are times you have to take your hat off to the Pakistani government for the guts it shows