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Another Hanged in Rawalpindi

10 January, 2015

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RAWALPINDI: A former Pakistan Air Force (PAF) chief technician Khalid Mehmood, convicted in the Pervez Musharraf attack case, has been executed in the Central Jail Adiala, Friday night 9,January,2015.

Khalid Mehmood, along with four others, was awarded the death sentence on October 3, 2005 by the Field General Court Martial under the Army Act for his involvement in an assassination attempt on Gen (Retd) Pervez Musharraf on December 14, 2003 in Rawalpindi.

He belonged to Chak No 372 police station of Dunyapur in the Lodhran district with the present address of Lava, near high school Talagang, Chakwal.

Mehmood was shifted to Adiala Jail on October 27, 2010.

Strict security measures had been taken before his execution. Army and Rangers personnel were deployed in and outside the Adiala jail. Besides this, aerial surveillance of the area was also carried out.

As many as 27 family members of Khalid Mehmood met him before his execution.

So far four convicts in the case: Niaz Muhammad, Karamdeen, Nawazish and Khalid Mehmood have been hanged, while another Adnan Rasheed has been on the run since an attack on Bannu jail.

This was the eighth execution since the prime minister lifted a moratorium on executions of death row prisoners in the country.

Earlier Dr Usman, the mastermind of the attack on the Pakistan Army headquarters in 2009, Arshad Mehmood, Zubair Ahmed, Rasheed Qureshi, Ghulam Sarwar Bhatti, Russian citizen Akhlaque Ahmed and Niaz Muhammad were executed in relations with the assassination attempt on Musharraf.

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