Islamabad- Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk constituted a three-member bench today to hear appeals of death-row convicts.
The bench of the Apex Court is headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and would hear appeals filed by death row convicts against their death warrants. The hearing of these appeals would take place from January 5 to Jan 9.
So far seven convicts have been hanged since the lifting of a moratorium on death penalty by the government after the Peshawar school carnage. On Dec 17, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had approved the removal of moratorium on death penalty after the attack on Army Public School in Peshawar which killed more than 140 people — including 134 school children. The moratorium was imposed by former president Asif Ali Zardari during the tenure of the Pakistan Peoples’ Party government in 2008.