LAHORE/SAHIWAL: Two convicted murderers were hanged to death in Lahore and Sahiwal jails on Tuesday morning.
Jafar alias Kali was convicted of a dual murder in 1997. He had killed two siblings Khalil and Sadia over a land dispute. Jafar, who hailed from Okara, was declared guilty and was awarded death sentence by an additional session judge in 2000.
His review petitions were rejected by the higher and superior courts, while his mercy appeal had also been turned down by the then president in May 2012.
Jafar was scheduled to be hanged on March 25 but his execution was held back due to an accord with the applicant party against him.
Later the victim Khalil’s wife Amna Bibi and a couple of his sons Ahmed Yar and Ramzan appeared before the trial court and submitted that they were forced to sign the accord between the two parties.
Resultantly the court reissued his death warrants six days ago and he was hanged at Central Jail Sahiwal.
Another Tayyab Ghulam Nabi was executed at the Kot Lakhpat Jail in Lahore.
Tayyab was convicted by a district court in a murder case in Toba Tek Singh. He had killed Abrar during a scuffle in 2002. Both the victim and the murderer were residents of Toba Tek Singh.
The review petitions of the convict were rejected by the higher judiciary and his mercy appeal had also been rejected by the president.
Strict security measures were taken in and around the jail during his execution. Sharp shooters were also deployed at the higher spots.