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Pakistan executes four convicts

23 May 2015, 21:30 GMT+10

The Pakistani authorities on Saturday executed four convicts in jails across Punjab province.

Ehsaan was executed at Lahore Central Jail. He was sentenced to death in 2002 for committing a murder, Dawn online reported.

Mohammad Saleem was hanged in Faisalabad Central Jail. He was sentenced to death in 2004 for murdering his cousin.

Abdul Ghaffar was executed in Multan Central Jail for killing three individuals -- including his wife -- in 1990.

Wazir was hanged in Sahiwal Central Jail for committing a murder in 1991 over a domestic dispute.

The government lifted the moratorium on the death penalty on December 17, 2014, in terrorism-related cases in the wake of a Taliban attack at the Army Public School in Peshawar, which claimed the lives of over 140 students and staff.

Later, the government completely reinstated capital punishment for all offences that entail the death penalty.

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