Pak to resume executions after ‘Ramzan hiatus’

Karachi: Pakistan is set to resume execution of death row prisoners almost a month after suspending the practice during the Muslim holy month of Ramzan.

After the hiatus, a district and sessions judge in Lahore handed down the first death penalty to two convicts, who are scheduled to be hanged at Kot Lakhpat Jail on July 28 and 29 respectively, reported The Express Tribune.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had asked authorities to suspend executions during Ramzan to respect the ‘sanctity of the holy month’. (ANI)