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October 19, 2019
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Two more murder convicts hanged across jails in Punjab

ATTOCK/MULTAN – Two more convicts of murder were hanged at jails across Punjab on Tuesday morning.

Akhtar and Karim were hanged at Attock District Jail and Multan Central Jail.

Karim was sentenced to death for murder of a man following a robbery in 2003, while Akhtar was sentenced to death for the murder of man in December 1989.

Earlier, Anti Terrorist Court (ATC) on Monday once again issued the death warrants of Shafqat Hussain over the murder of seven year old child.

Shafqat Hussain will be hanged on August in the central jail of Karachi. ATC issued the warrants of Shafqat Hussain for the seventh time.

It is pertinent to mention here that death execution of Shafqat Hussain, prolonged due to Human Rights commission claim that he was underage at time of committing the murder.

Capital punishment was awarded by the Islamabad High Court on May 11, 2015.

In 2004, Shafqat Hussain had killed a 7 years old child after kidnapping him. The stay order against the execution of death penalty has been discharged by the court