President Zardari stops death sentencing till Sept 30
06 July, 2012
ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari has stopped implementation of sentencing of prisoners on death row until September 30.
In this regard, Law Ministry has dispatched a letter, bearing President Zardari's directives, to all prisons, according to media reports. In the central jail Karachi, three prisoners, namely Baram Khan, Attaullah and Muhammad Azam were to be sentenced to death this month on 17th and 18th.
According to Karachi Jail DIG Nusrat Mangantan, hanging of two activists of a banned organisation has also been stopped on the directives of the president.