KARACHI: Attaullah alias Qasim and Mohammad Azam alias Sharif affiliated with Lashkar-i-Jhangvi were hanged to death on Tuesday morning at Karachi Central Prison for killing Dr.Ali Raza Peerani in June 2004 in the city’s Soldier Bazaar area.
Proven guilty they were sentenced death penalty by an Anti Terrorism Court on July 06,2004, however, managed to avert execution of the punishment for past more than 10 years due to one or the other reason, mainly because of moratorium placed on executions in the country in 2008.
The convicted men shifted to Sukkur prison from Karachi in 2012 due to security reasons were only a few days ago brought back to the Central Prison of the metropolis, on Sindh High Court orders, for final implementation of the much delayed punishment this morning.
It was only on Monday that their application seeking suspension of their death warrants was also dismissed by the Court.
According to jail authorities the convicts were adequately examined by the jail doctors before being hanged while their bodies was duly checked and handed over their relatives, waiting to receive the same.
Families of both Attaullah and Azam were said to be residents of Qayyumabad, Korangi area.
Meanwhile, strict security measures were taken inside and around the prison since Monday evening, with heavy contingents of law enforcement agencies deployed and all roads leading towards the central prison blocked to avert any untoward incident.