Pakistan News Service

Tuesday Dec 12, 2017, Rabi-al-awwal 23, 1439 Hijri
Logo Logo
LATEST :
Pakistan News Home -> Top -> News Details

Indonesia halted execution of Zulfiqar Ali

29 July, 2016

  Related News  
Zarb-e-Azb to take action against terrorists of all hue and colour: COAS
Target killers receiving financial assistance from South Africa, Thailand UK: Sindh Rangers
  More on this View All

ISLAMABAD/JAKARTA: Indonesia has halted the execution of Pakistani drug convict Zulfiqar Ali, Pakistan’s ambassador in Jakarta said on Thursday, hours before the Lahore resident was set to face a firing squad. Zulfiqar Ali, 52, was transferred on Monday to Nusakambangan prison island off Java where executions take place. Talking to a private new channel from Jakarta, Pakistani ambassador to Indonesia M Aqil Nadeem said Indonesian authorities had halted the execution of the Pakistani citizen.

Rights groups expressed serious concerns about Ali’s conviction, alleging it arose out of beatings and torture and he did not have a fair trial. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said in a late night message that the government would file a mercy appeal in Indonesia to cancel the death penalty. Meanwhile, Indonesia executed a local and three Nigerian drug convicts.

 What do you think about the story ? Leave your comments!

Heading (Optional)
Your Comments: *

Your Name:*
E-mail (Optional):
City (Optional):
Country (Optional):
 
 
Field marked(*) are mandatory.
Note. The PakTribune will publish as many comments as possible but cannot guarantee publication of all. PakTribune keeps its rights reserved to edit the comments for reasons of clarity, brevity and morality. The external links like http:// https:// etc... are not allowed for the time being to be posted inside comments to discourage spammers.

  Speak Out View All
Military Courts
Imran - Qadri long march
 
Candid Corner
Exclusive by
Lt. Col. Riaz Jafri (Retd)
Pakistan itself a victim of state-sponsored terrorism: Qamar Bajwa
Should You Try Napping During the Workday?
Suggested Sites