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Pakistan PM urges prez to reject five mercy pleas

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in a letter to President Mamnoon Hussain urged him to dismiss mercy pleas of five terrorists on death row, media reported on Friday.

The letter states that the five criminals were involved in acts of terrorism and have been awarded the death penalty, Geo News reported.

The five convicts are Muhammad Akramul Haq alias Lahori, Ahmed Ali, Muhammad Tayaab alias Sajjad, Ghullam Shabir alias Doctor, and Zulfiqar Ali.

The five prisoners hail from Karachi and have been convicted for target killings.

Sharif approved the removal of moratorium on the death penalty in terrorism cases after the attack on Peshawar’s Army School.

The moratorium on the death penalty was imposed by former president Asif Ali Zardari in 2008.
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