LAHORE: Pakistan hanged eleven murder convicts in a single day, alarming the United Nations Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch and other local Human welfare activists groups. Sources claim that the convicts were hanged in a hurry, as the Government has imposed a ban over the hanging of the prisoners due to the Upcoming Ramadan month, the auspicious month for the Muslims around the world.
Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat Jail witnessed a prisoner being hanged due to his proved allegation of murdering a person, in a old feud. Another three prisoners were hanged in the Adiala Jail of Rawalpindi, who killed more than one person in 1990. Two convicts were also hanged in the Central Jail of Faisalabad. The Gujranwala Central Jail, hanged a prisoner who was convicted for raping and killing a 12 year-old-girl in 1999. Another four murderers were hanged in the of Bahawalpur ,Jhelum and Dera Ghazi Khan jails.
With the Pakistan’s 11 executions yesterday, the number of hangings have crossed 150 reportedly. Earlier, the Government of Pakistan has banned the execution of death penalties in December 2014, after the Terrorists attack on Army Public School in Peshawar which killed more than 150 children, The Times of India reports.
The government has imposed a temporary ban on execution in Pakistan, on June 13th in view of the upcoming Ramadan month. The ban will come into effect from 20 June, 2015.