April 16, 2015: Five murder convicts were hanged in Rawalpindi, Gujranwala and Faisalabad, raising the total number of executions to 75 since Pakistan reversed the self-imposed moratorium on the death penalty in December 2014 after the Taliban school massacre.
Two death row inmates – Majid and Qaiser – were executed in Rawalpindi’s Adiala Jail in two separate murder cases.
Majid was accused of murdering six people in Wah Cantt while Qaiser was awarded the death penalty for killing an associate.
Two more prisoners – Aijaz and Abdul Jabbar – were hanged at the Central Jail in Gujranwala. Both the convicts were found guilty of killing two persons in 1995 and 2001 respectively.
Convict Zafar Iqbal was hanged to death in the Faisalabad Central Jail. The inmate was accused of murdering a woman who resisted during a robbery in 2005.
Meanwhile, hanging of two death row prisoners was halted after families of Nizam Din and Muhammad Hussain presented compromise agreement to the jail authorities.
Sources: geo.tv and dnd.com.pk, April 16, 2015
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