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Lahore court sentences two Taliban men to death

Lahore court sentences two Taliban men to death
Ikramul Haq, alias Lahori, was hanged in Kot Lakhpat Jail here after the court rejected the compromise reached by his family with the kin of the person he murdered. Haq was linked to the Sipah-i-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP) militant group and was involved in the murder of a Shia man Nayyar Abbas in 2001 in Shorkot area of Jhang, Punjab Province.

An anti-terrorism court in Faisalabad had awarded the death sentence to him in 2004 and his death warrant was issued on January 6, 2014, after president Mamnoon Hussain turned down his mercy appeal. He was scheduled to be hanged on January 8 but the execution was delayed after a compromise with Abbas’ family. Later, it emerged that out of eight family members of Abbas, only two of his brothers and a sister had made the agreement to pardon him. The court rejected the compromise and upheld its decision of death sentence to the convict. Strict security measures were in place in and around Kot Lakhpat Central Jail at the time of execution.

Pakistan resumed executions after lifting moratorium in the wake of attack at the Peshawar school massacre that left 150 people dead, mostly students, last month. So far, 20 prisoners have been executed.
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