PESHAWAR: A court on Thursday turned down the request of two prisoners on a death row who requested for painless execution, reports a local English daily.
A two-judge bench of the Peshawar High Court (PHC) dismissed the petitions filed by these prisoners, for a less painless way of execution.
The petitioners Jan Bahadur and Gul Wali who are on death row at the Haripur prison for the last 20 years had challenged the conventional way of hangings.
A lawyer for the petitioners Khurshid Khan said that painful execution is “unIslamic and unconstitutional.”
Bahadur had been sentenced to death by an additional district and sessions judge in Takht Bhai on April 7, 2000, for a murder he committed in 1993. Wali has been on death row for the last 22 years.