The leader of a banned Pakistani sectarian militant group is set to walk free from jail, officials said Tuesday, even as the government considers "radical changes" to tackle militancy after a Taliban school massacre.
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.
Four prisoners - Zubair Ahmed, Rasheed Qureshi and Ghulam Sarwar Bhatti and Russian citizen Akhlaque Ahmed- convicted for their involvement in an attack on former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf were hanged on Sunday.
Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain on Saturday said the terrorists have crossed all limits and don't deserve any leniency, days after a deadly Taliban terror attack in Peshawar killed 148 people, mostly children.
Two convicted Pakistani terrorists were executed Friday, in the first capital punishment carried out in the country since Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif lifted the 2008 moratorium on the death penalty in wake of the Peshawar school attack.
Authorities were on Friday making final preparations to execute anytime soon two feared terrorists convicted for attacks at army headquarters and former army chief Pervez Musharraf, days after Pakistan lifted the moratorium on the death sentences.
As the world along with Pakistan mourns the death of children killed in the dastardly terrorist attack in an army-run school in Peshawar by Taliban, reports of more violence from another brutal terror group have emerged.