SAHIWAL/FAISALABAD

Two murder convicts were executed in Faisalabad and Sahiwal jails here Tuesday morning.

In Faisalabad District Jail, death row prisoner Adeel Shahzad was hanged for killing a woman and her three children on a petty matter in Pir Mahal, District Toba Tek Singh in 2001.

Another death row prisoner Muhammad Ashraf alias Achoo was hanged in district jail Sahiwal. He had killed one Waris Ali in 2000.

In Sahiwal, a condemned prisoner Muhammad Ashraf alias Achoo was sent to the gallows in Central Jail on Tuesday morning.

According to the jail administration, Ashraf had murdered a witness namely Waris Ali for perusing a murder case of Arshad Bibi on July 24, 2000.

Additional District and Sessions Judge Depalpur, Sajid Mehmood Chattha sentenced him to death on February 16, 2002. Later, the Lahore High Court rejected his appeal on February 19, 2007 while the Supreme Court also upheld the death sentence. After the President rejected the clemency appeal, the Okara District and Sessions judge issued black warrant for the execution of Ashraf.