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Thursday May 21, 2015
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AFP

Three convicts executed in Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Multan jails

By
AFP
Three convicts executed in Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Multan jails
GUJRANWALA/FAISALABAD/MULTAN: Two convicts on death row were hanged early morning in Gujranwala and Faisalabad Central jails on Thursday.

The offender, Aijaz, in Central Jail Gujranwala, had committed a murder in 1998. While the hanging of another offender, Amjad, who had been convicted of killing a man in 1999, was adjourned at the request of a plaintiff.

Convict Shaukat Masih was executed in Central Jail Faisalabad after being convicted for a murder committed in 2000. While the execution of convict Abid was deferred as according to jail sources, Abid’s relatives had filed an appeal in the High Court for a review of the execution order.

Meanwhile, in Central Jail Multan, a prisoner, Abbas was also hanged early morning. Abbas had murdered his uncle and uncle's son due to an argument over land in 1998.