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Pakistan: 2 militants executed

Pakistan: 2 militants executed

India Blooms News Service | | 19 Dec 2014, 10:35 pm
Faisalabad , Dec 19 (IBNS): Pakistan on Friday executed two militants in the country's Faisalabad city on Friday, media reports said.

The terrorists were identified as Aqeel alias Dr Usman and Arshad Mehmood.

"Aqeel alias Dr Usman and Arshad Mehmood have been executed in Faisalabad on Friday night, in the first capital punishment carried out in the country since Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif lifted the moratorium on the death penalty," Dawn News reported quoting sources.

"Usman a former soldier of the army’s medical corps, was executed in relation to an attack on the headquarters of the Pakistan Army in 2009 in Rawalpindi. Arshad Mehmood, was executed for an assassination attempt on former military ruler, General (retd.) Pervez Musharraf," it said.

Following the deadly attack by Taliban militants in a Peshawar school on Tuesday which killed 141 people, including 132 students, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday approved the removal of moratorium on death penalty.