ATC re-issues death warrants for two murderersMarch 8, 2015
KARACHI: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Monday re-issued death warrants for two death row prisoners and fixed 17 March 2015 for their execution.
Mohammad Faisal and Mohammad Afzal were sentenced to death by ATC in 1999 for killing Abdul Jabbar during resistant to a robbery incident in Korangi in 1998.
Earlier on 21 February 2015, the same court had issued their black warrants and fixed 5 March 2015 as their execution date, but they could not be hanged to death due to suspension of black warrants by Sindh High Court (SHC) on 2 March. Both the convicts submitted before SHC that they could not be hanged as they had been pardoned by the heirs of the deceased. SHC then observed that the parties should move a compromise application before the trial court (ATC).
Then the complainant and convicts party jointly moved a compromise application before the ATC, but it was dismissed by the trial court on 7 March.
Mohammad Faisal and Mohammad Afzal were sentenced to death by ATC in 1999 and their appeals in Sindh High Court, Supreme Court had been rejected. The President of Pakistan also rejected their mercy plea.