Death sentence execution halted temporarily: Pervaiz Rashid

Aug 19, 2013

ISLAMABAD, Aug 18 (APP): Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Pervaiz Rashid on Sunday said that execution of the death

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sentence had been halted temporarily.This has been done as the President had expressed the desire through a letter to discuss the matter with the Prime Minister, he added.Talking to a private TV channel, he said that according to the law the President was the final authority to approve the execution of death penalty.He said the President was on a foreign visit nowadays and the decision regarding the death sentence would be taken on his return.

(Courtesy: Associated Press of Pakistan)