Pakistan to send six more death row prisoners to gallows

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Friday rejected appeals for clemency from six death row prisoners from Sindh.

Following the decision, the Sindh Home Department ordered the IG Prisons to take measures to execute the convicts.

The prisoners whose pleas have been rejected include Achar alias Bhai Khan, Abdul Aziz, Bashir Ahmed, Muhammad Faisal, Muhammad Afzal and Munwar Ali.

Pakistan decided to send convicted terrorists to the gallows after a deadly militant attack on an army run school in Peshawar that killed over 150 people most of them children December last year.

Islamabad put an end to moratorium on capital punishment following the Peshawar attack, drawing strong criticism from human rights organizations.

Following the Peshawar attack the country’s civil and military leadership unanimously decided to set up special courts run by army officers to expedite anti-terrorist campaign.