Appeal filed against two hangings in Pakistan

 The families of two convicts scheduled to be hanged in Pakistan Tuesday filed appeals Monday in the Sindh High Court.

Pakistan set to execute 55 of 500 death-row militants
Pakistan set to execute 55 of 500 death-row militants

 Pakistan is preparing to execute at least 55 more death-row terrorists among the 500 condemned militants after their mercy appeals were rejected following the end of a 2008 moratorium on death penalty.

Pakistan PM asks for steps to revoke death term suspensions

 Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday directed the attorney general of Pakistan to take legal steps to get revoked the suspension order on death penalties of five terrorists, media reported.

Pakistan court stays death penalties of five terrorists

 The Lahore High Court`s (LHC) Rawalpindi bench Monday suspended the convictions of five prisoners who were handed the death penalty for involvement in an attack on an army camp in Gujrat in Punjab province in 2012.

Jordan hangs 11 men after eight-year death penalty moratorium

Jordan executed 11 men convicted of murder Sunday, ending an eight-year ban on death penalty in the country, media reported.

Right groups condemn restoration of state-executions in Pakistan

Rights groups on Saturday condemned as "a craven politicised reaction" Pakistan's hasty move to lift a self-imposed ban on death penalty in terror-related cases, days after Taliban militants killed at least 132 students and 16 staffers at an army-run school in Peshawar.

Two Pakistani terrorists to be hanged Dec 23

A Pakistani anti-terrorism court ordered the execution of two terrorists who had been sentenced to death in 2004 on charges of sectarian murder, Dawn online reported Saturday.

Pakistan executes two militants after lifting ban on death penalty

Pakistani authorities on Friday night executed two men convicted for attacks on the army headquarters and former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, days after Pakistan lifted its moratorium on the death penalty.

Execution rules changed in Pakistan's Punjab

 With the Pakistan government deciding to end the moratorium on death sentence in terrorism cases following Tuesday`s tragedy in Peshawar, the rules for carrying out the death sentence have been changed in Punjab province in an effort to expedite the execution process.

Ban on death penalty moratorium govt's negligence: Ex-Pak CJI

 As the Pakistan government is wrapping up mercy appeals of convicts after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif revoked the moratorium on death penalty, former chief justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry termed the moratorium as the government`s negligence, media reported Thursday.

Peshawar fallout: Death penalty implementation may begin within week

 Implementation of death penalty cases in Pakistan is expected to begin within a week with the country`s interior ministry working on the process of wrapping up mercy appeals of convicts, media reported Thursday.

Pakistan prepares to execute 55 death row inmates

 Pakistan is preparing to execute 55 terrorist inmates on death row after the country ended the moratorium on the extreme penalty in terror-related cases.

Pak PM Nawaz Sharif convenes all party meet in Peshawar

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif convened an all party meeting in Peshawar to forge a renewed commitment to fight terror.

Pakistan PM lifts moratorium on death penalty after school attack

 The Pakistani Prime Minister lifted a moratorium on the death penalty on Wednesday, a day after Taliban gunmen attacked a school, killing 132 students and nine teachers, a government spokesman said. 

Madagascar`s parliament votes to end death penalty

Lawmakers in Madagascar have voted to abolish the death penalty, a move hailed as "historic" by the European Union.

Bangladeshi Jamaat leader challenges death penalty in SC

Mir Quasem Ali, a top leader of fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami party and Bangladeshi media tycoon, today moved the Supreme Court to challenge the death penalty given to him for the atrocities he committed during the 1971 independence war against Pakistan.

India votes against UNGA resolution on death penalty

India has voted against a UN General Assembly draft resolution calling for moratorium on the use of death penalty, saying it fails to recognise each nation's "sovereign right" to determine its legal system and punish criminals according to its laws.

Lanka minister hails Sri Lanka, India relations

 Amid India's efforts to secure Presidential pardon for five Indian fishermen sentenced to death in Sri Lanka, a minister today told the parliament that both the countries are enjoying excellent bilateral relations.

Top Bangladesh Islamist 'may hang next week'

Bangladesh may hang a senior Islamist leader as early as next week after the Supreme Court upheld his death sentence for war crimes, the law minister said today.

Tamil Nadu fishermen strike work protesting death penalty

 Around three million fishermen in Tamil Nadu Thursday struck work protesting the death sentence awarded by a Sri Lankan court to five of their compatriots on charges of drug smuggling.