On the death penalty


Since 2003, October 10th is celebrated as the World Day against death penalty around the world. More than two-thirds of the countries in the world have now abolished the death penalty in law or practice.Death sentence causes psychological trauma and many death row inmates suffer from mental illness and mental disabilities because of abominable conditions in prisons. It is beyond any shadow of doubt that death penalty is a cruel, inhuman and debasing punishment.
In Pakistan, justice is delayed and, furthermore, our justice system at lower courts is blemished and unfair methods are used. Knowing all these facts and figures, Pakistan’s govt has had a moratorium on the death penalty since October 2008. Measures taken by the government are truly praiseworthy. But it ought to abolish the death penalty in both law and practice.