Pakistan to execute convict on non-terror charge

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Islamabad: Another Pakistani convict will be hanged in Punjab province’s Haripur central jail as the prison authorities received his death warrant Friday.

Shoaib Sarwar, who was awarded the death sentence on murder charges, is likely to be executed within the next three days, The Nation reported.

Sarwar will be the first civilian to be hanged for a non-terror related charge since 2008.

Pakistan lifted a six-year moratorium on the death penalty last month in the case of convicted terrorists following the Peshawar school attack, which killed over 140 school children and staff.

Since then, 20 people have been hanged. There are nearly 8,000 death row convicts in Pakistan.

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