Gujranwala/FAISALABAD: Four convicts on death row were hanged early morning on Thursday in Gujranwala and Faisalabad Central jails, Aaj News reported.
The offender, Aijaz, in Central Jail Gujranwala, had committed a murder in 1998, while another offender, Amjad, had been convicted of killing a man in 1999.
Convict Shaukat Masih committed a murder in the year 2000
Meanwhile, in Central Jail Multan, a prisoner, Abbas was also hanged early morning. Abbas had murdered his uncle and uncle’s son due to an argument over land in 1998.
Yesterday, two death row convicts Musa and Zulfiqar were hanged in the Machh jail of Faisalabad.
Pakistan lifted the moratorium on death penalty on Dec. 17, a day after Pakistani Taliban gunmen attacked Army Public School in Peshawar and killed 134 students and 19 adults.
The moratorium, in force since 2008, was initially lifted only in terrorism cases.