Pakistan to execute five terrorists Tuesday

Islamabad: The Pakistan government will execute five more terrorists in Sukkur and Faisalabad jails Tuesday, media reported.

Three terrorists belonging to banned outfits and lodged in central jail Sukkur in Sind province and two convicts in district jail Faisalabad in Punjab province will be hanged Tuesday, The News International reported.

The three terrorists in Sukkur jail — Muhammad Shahid Haneef, Muhammad Talha and Khalil Ahmed — were involved in the murder of defence ministry director Zafar Hussain Shah in the vicinity of Gulbahar jail in Karachi in 2001.

All the three would be hanged at 6.30 a.m Tuesday, said jail authorities.

The two other terrorists — Nawazish Ali and Mushtaq Ahmed — convicted of orchestrating the murder attempt on former military ruler Pervez Musharraf will also be hanged Tuesday morning.

On Dec 17, Pakistan lifted a moratorium on the death penalty in terror-related cases, following a terrorist attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar Dec 16 in which Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants killed over 140 students and teachers.

Pakistan has already executed 10 terrorists since the moratorium on the death penalty was lifted.