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Pakistan PM urges president to reject five mercy pleas

Islamabad, January 2: Pakistan Prime Minister waz Sharif in a letter to President Mamnoon Hussain urged him to dismiss mercy pleas of five terrorists on death row, media reported on Friday.

The letter states that the five crimils were involved in acts of terrorism and have been awarded the death pelty, Geo News reported.

The five convicts are Muhammad Akramul Haq alias Lahori, Ahmed Ali alias Asif, Muhammad Tayaab alias Sajjad, Ghullam Shabir alias Doctor, and Zulfiqar Ali.

The five prisoners hail from Karachi and have been convicted for target killings. They were arrested in different instances.

On December 17, Sharif approved the removal of moratorium on the death pelty in terrorism cases after the attack on Peshawar’s Army Public School the previous day left over 140 students and teachers dead. moratorium on the death pelty was imposed by former president Asif Ali Zardari in 2008.  (IANS)

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