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Pakistan hangs five death row convicts

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  17 April 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Islamabad, April 16: Five death row convicts were executed in various jails in Pakistan’s Punjab province on Thursday morning while the execution of two convicts was halted, media reported. Following the deadly terrorist attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar on December 16 in which over 140 students and staff were killed, 71 convicts have been hanged across the country, Dawn online reported. Two convicts, Qaiser and Majid, were hanged to death in Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi. Qaiser was accused of murdering a colleague and Majid was given death sentence for killing six people in Wah Cantt. Both convicts hailed from Rawalpindi division. Two convicts were also executed in Gujranwala Central Jail. Convicts Abdul Jabbar and Aijaz were awarded the death sentence for murder. Zafar Iqbal, convicted for murdering a woman who resisted during a robbery in 2005, was hanged to death in Faisalabad Central Jail. (IANS)

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