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Pak has executed 215 convicts in Punjab since December 2014

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Karachi, Sept. 7 : Pakistan has executed as many as 215 convicts in Punjab Province, including 15 terrorists, since the moratorium on capital punishment was lifted in December 2014.

According to the Dawn, around 40 more convicts are likely to be hanged in the near future.

The province is receiving intimation from the interior ministry about the rejection of mercy appeals of 30 to 40 convicts, according to sources.

The mercy petitions of those who are awarded death sentence are sent to the interior ministry through the superintendents of jails where they are kept. (ANI)