Death row convict hanged in Lahore

Dunya News

A death row prisoner was hanged at the Kot Lakpat Jail Lahore on Wednesday.

LAHORE (Dunya News) – A death row convict has been sent to the gallows at the Kot Lakhpat Jail Lahore on early Wednesday morning, Dunya News reported.

Death row prisoner Javed alias Jaida had killed two persons in North Cantt police station in 1987. He was sentenced to death in 1989.

The body Javed was later handed over to the relatives.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif lifted the moratorium on the death penalty on December 17, 2014, a day after Taliban gunmen attacked a school and killed 134 students and 19 adults. The killings put pressure the government to do more to tackle the insurgency.