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Execution of Pakistani fundamentalist delayed

Islamabad: The execution of a Pakistani fundamentalist that was scheduled for Thursday was delayed after an agreement was reached between the plaintiff and the defendant.Ikramul Haq of the outlawed sectarian group Sipah-i-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP), was

IANS Updated on: January 08, 2015 13:12 IST
execution of pakistani fundamentalist delayed
execution of pakistani fundamentalist delayed

Islamabad: The execution of a Pakistani fundamentalist that was scheduled for Thursday was delayed after an agreement was reached between the plaintiff and the defendant.

Ikramul Haq of the outlawed sectarian group Sipah-i-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP), was set to be hanged at Lahore Central Jail, Dawn online reported.

An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Faisalabad had sentence Haq to death in 2004 in connection with killings in 2001.

Haq's counsel said he had approached the high court and the apex court challenging the decision, adding he had also appealed to the Pakistani president for a pardon but this was turned down.

After the death warrant was issued, counsel said he approached the complainant - a religious group - and both sides had reached a compromise.

Meanwhile, two convicted terrorists were hanged Wednesday morning, taking the number of executed convicts to nine.

The executions started as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif lifted the moratorium on capital punishment in the aftermath of Peshawar carnage that left around 150 people, mostly children, dead.

 

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