Murder convict executed in Sahiwal

Source:  Samaa Published in Justice on Monday, November 2, 2015

SAHIWAL: Pakistan on Monday morning executed a man convicted of murder in Sahiwal, Samaa reported.

“In 2003, Imtiaz Hussain had murdered a man over a dispute. He was hanged until death,” sources quoted central jail authorities as saying.

The hangings come as Pakistan‘s controversial lifting of a moratorium on executions last year is under growing scrutiny.

Pakistan ended the six-year moratorium after Taliban militants massacred more than 150 people — mostly children — at a school in Peshawar last December.

Supporters argue that the death penalty is the only effective way to deal with the scourge of militancy in the country.

But critics say the legal system is unjust, with rampant police torture, poor representation for victims and unfair trials.