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Nawaz Sharif lifts ban on execution of terrorists

Nawaz Sharif lifts ban on execution of terrorists

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday lifted the ban on capital punishment, allowing to hang the sentenced terrorists in jails.

The approval was given by the prime minister a day after 142 persons including 132 innocent children became victims of a deadly terrorist attack at an army public school in Peshawar.

“The prime minister has abolished the moratorium on death penalty in terrorism-related cases,” the PM office said.  

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Meanwhile, in a statement prior to leaving for Peshawar to participate in an all political parties conference, the prime minister vowed to eliminate every terrorist in the country chasing them to their hideouts.

The prime minister said that time has come to take to task all the elements who martyred our children.

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Sharif said that the ongoing military operation Zarb-e Azb in the North Waziristan tribal region has broken the backbone of the terrorists.

Earlier on Tuesday in a press conference in Islamabad, the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) General Secretary Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haidri said that a moratorium on death penalty is encouraging terrorists and has limited counter-terrorism actions in the country.

The JUI-F general secretary condemned the terrorist attack on a school in Peshawar and said that the state has no right to suspend the death penalty.

“Only a victim’s kin has the right to pardon the killer with or without taking compensation. This is an Islamic way of justice and being an ideological state Pakistan should have Islamic laws,” Ghafoor Haidri said.

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