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12 death row prisoners executed in Pakistan

KARACHI: As many as 12 criminals were executed early Tuesday morning, the latest executions since the government lifted a moratorium on the death penalty for all capital crimes.

The executions were scheduled to be carried out at different jails in Karachi, Multan, Jhang, Gujranwala, Mianwali, Faisalad and Rawalpindi.

Two execution orders were stayed in Multan and Dera Ghazi Khan.

Among the orders stayed was that of robbery and murder convict Waqar Nazir, who was pardoned by the victims family shortly before the execution was about to take place. Waqar had killed Taufeeq in Multan in 1996.

Another death sentence was halted at the central jail in Dera Ghazi Khan after the victim’s family pardoned the murder convict.

A total of 39 people have now been executed in Pakistan since the government restarted executions in December.

This also a record for Pakistan that 12 prisoners were executed in  a day.

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