LAHORE: Six more death row prisoners were executed in different jails of Punjab on Wednesday morning, Aaj News reported.
According to reports, an execution was halted at the eleventh hour.
Three murder convicts were hanged in Faisalabad’s Central Prison, two in Sahiwal and one in Gujrat.
The convicts were identified as Nabil Ahmed, Saleem, Rashid, Fayaz, Qaisar and Muhammad Iqbal.
The government has decided to put a moratorium on executions during the month of Ramzan that will start this month.
A day after Taliban gunmen attacked a school and killed 134 students and 19 adults on December 16, 2014, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif lifted the moratorium on the death penalty. The innocent children’s killings put pressure the government to do more to tackle the insurgency.