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Pakistan urged to restore death penalty moratorium

18 September, 2014

NEW YORK: The Pakistani government should immediately halt a planned execution and officially reinstate its moratorium on the death penalty, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday.

The execution of Shoaib Sarwar, scheduled for September 18 will end Pakistan's unofficial six-year death penalty moratorium by civilian courts and return Pakistan to the dwindling ranks of countries imposing capital punishment. The Jail Department scheduled Sarwar's execution following Pres ... read more


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Police register seventh FIR against Qadri, MWM chief

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad police has registered the seventh FIR against Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Tahirul Qadri and Allama Nasir Abbass, head of Majlis Wahadatul Muslimeen (MWM) for their alleged involvement in torturing a Special Branch policeman on

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