Pakistan prepares to execute 55 death row inmates

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

According to a report there are 522 criminals sentenced to death in terror and other cases related to serious crimes in the country. 11 of these criminals were convicted by a military court. The most death row convicts are from Punjab with 465, 14 are from Sindh, 30 from Khyber Pakhutunkhwa and 13 from Balochistan.

The mercy appeals of 55 death row inmates have been dismissed by the Supreme Court and President Mamnoon Hussain.

Pakistan ended its moratorium on the death penalty in terror-related cases on Wednesday. The decision to lift the ban was made following the carnage at the Army Public School in Peshawar. Taliban gunmen stormed the school on Tuesday and killed 146 people including 135 children.