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Pakistan executes two murder convicts

Pakistan executes two murder convicts

India Blooms News Service | | 07 Apr 2015, 10:29 am
Islamabad, Apr 7 (IBNS)Pakistan has execute two death row convicts in the country's Kot Lakhpat and Sahiwal Central Jail on Tuesday, media reports said.

"According to sources at Kot Lakhpat prison, death row inmate Tayyab was hanged for murdering Abrar Hussain in Toba Tek Singh back in 2000," Geo News reported.

"The second execution of the morning was carried out at Sahiwal’s Central Prison where dual-murder convict Jaffar was hanged for murdering his relative Khalil and his daughter Sadia in 1997," it said.

Pakistan had lifted the moratorium on capital punishment last year.

At least 60 convicts have been executed since that move was made by the government.