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


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)