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Death row convict hanged in Pakistan

Islamabad: A death row prisoner, convicted of killing four policemen, was hanged on Tuesday in Pakistan, a media report said.

The execution took place in Punjab province’s Bahawalpur city, Dawn online reported

Zulfiqar was sentenced to death after he was found guilty of killing four policemen in 1997.

Pakistan lifted its moratorium on the death penalty in all capital cases on March 10.

Initially executions were resumed for terrorism offences only in the wake of a Taliban massacre at an army-run school in Peshawar which claimed the lives of over 150 persons, mostly children, on December 16, 2014.