At least six death row prisoners including a man convicted of killing former Punjab chief minister Ghulam Haider Wyne were hanged in different jails of Punjab in the wee hours of Thursday.
Death-row inmate Zamani was executed in Multan Central Jail. He was convicted of murdering Ghulam Haider Wyne during an election rally in Mian Channu tehsil of Punjab in September 1993. Wyne was a Pakistan Muslim League (PML) leader who rose to the position of Punjab chief minister in 1990.
Meanwhile, two prisoners were hanged in Rawalpindi’s Adiala Jail for murder. Inmate Zareen was accused of killing two brothers in Murree whereas Rab Nawaz was found guilty of murdering a man in Royal Artillery Bazaar in the garrison city.
Furthermore, in Dera Ghazi Khan’s Central Jail, two brothers, Ghulam Akbar and Hazoor Buksh convicted of the murders of two men were executed. The murders were committed in 1996.
Separately, murder convict Abdul Sami was hanged in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat jail. His black warrants were issued on Tuesday after he was found guilty of killing a man over a petty dispute.
Over 200 prisoners have been executed since Pakistan lifted its moratorium on the death penalty in all capital cases on March 10 this year.