The Lahore High Court`s (LHC) Rawalpindi bench Wednesday accepted the Pakistan government`s appeal challenging a stay order issued against the execution of five death row convicts who were involved in an attack on a military camp near Gujrat city in Punjab province in 2012.
Five of the six prisoners executed since Friday in Pakistan faced 10 different charges apart from being involved in the assassination attempt on the then president General Pervez Musharraf, a media report said Tuesday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.