MULTAN: Two death row prisoners convicted of murder were hanged to death in Multan Central Jail on Monday — the latest executions as the federal government’s month-long moratorium on executions expired with the end of Ramazan.
Inmate Farooq Babar had been found guilty of killing a man in 1998 after he failed to return an amount of borrowed money.
Another prisoner, Karim Nawaz, was convicted of murdering a man over an old feud.
The mercy petitions of both convicts were turned down by the president of Pakistan.
Also read: Resumption of executions.
Executions of convicted prisoners had been suspended by the federal government on June 13 in respect of the holy month of Ramazan, with these to be resumed after Eidul Fitr.
The ruling PML-N government had lifted the moratorium on the death penalty in terrorism-related cases in the wake of a Taliban attack at the Army Public School in Peshawar, which claimed 141 lives, most of them children.
Later, the government reinstated capital punishment for all offences that entail the death penalty.