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Death row convict sent to gallows in Mianwali

A death row convict was hanged in Mianwali Central Jail on Thursday.

According to details, Mumrez had been convicted in a double murder case. He had killed one Fateh Khan and his son Amir in 2005 over a marriage feud. His execution was carried out early in the morning.

Pakistan has carried out over 330 executions of criminals and militants since lifting a moratorium on the death penalty in 2014. The National Action Plan (NAP) was unveiled to curb militancy after Taliban assailants gunned down more than 150 people, most of them children, at Peshawar’s Army Public School on December 16, 2014.

In accordance with the NAP, the six-year moratorium on the country’s death penalty was lifted and the constitution amended to allow military courts to try those accused of carrying out attacks.

The army has launched the Operation Zarb-e-Azb in a bid to wipe out militant bases in North Waziristan tribal area and bring an end to the bloody decade-long insurgency that has cost Pakistan thousands of lives.



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