Hangings will start from 13th: Memom

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Sindh Minister for Information and Local Bodies Sharjeel Inam Memon Thursday said that implementation on execution of death sentences will start from January 13.

Talking to media persons following the meeting of action plan committee, Sharjeel Memon said the mechanism of the plan was reviewed during the meeting. He said 14 points of the action plan fell in purview of the provincial government. He, however, said that provinces would forward recommendations to the federal govt which would then decide as to which cases were to be referred to the trial courts.

Memon said as many as 3,000 cases of target killing and extortion were still pending in Sindh. He said the objective of 21st constitutional amendment was to stamp out the scourge of terrorism from the country. “We want a permanent end to this menace,” he added.

The provincial information minister said the terrorists who had executed the attacks on Benazir Bhutto and Karachi airport also fall in the jurisdiction of trial courts.

He said a total of 270 private security companies were functioning in Sindh and manpower of 60,000 heads was associated with these companies. Memon said a counter-terrorism force would be raised in Sindh for which 1,000 men would be inducted.