44 women inmates on death row in Punjab await clemency

Dunya News

The list includes young women who had killed lovers of suspicion of infidelity

LAHORE (Daily Dunya) – Following the lifting of moratorium on death penalty, the government has been putting convicts to death. The clemency pleas of as many as 44 women inmates on death-row are awaiting President’s response.

According to the jail sources, the clemency appeals of two women inmates have already been rejected; however, the concerned courts have not yet issued their death warrants.

Both the women will be executed as soon as the death warrants are issued.

The jail sources told our correspondent that most of the women inmates on death-row are convicted for crimes like murdering husbands with the help of lovers or the domestic disputes turning fatal.

The sources said that very few women are sentenced to death in other crimes. Some of the death-row inmates are young women who had killed their lovers over infidelity.

IG Prisons Mian Farooq Nazir said that none of the female inmates are pregnant and neither are any children of death-row inmates in the prison.