ISLAMABAD - The Law Ministry has halted implementation of legislation against death penalty until a decision by Supreme Court on the issue. According to official sources, the ministry has halted the implementation of legislation against capital punishment until the apex court decides the case. Chief Justice of Pakistan Abdul Hameed Dogar had taken suo moto notice of the said legislation while PPP govt had last stated in the Supreme Court during case's hearing that it had taken no final decision to annul the capital punishment in Pakistan. The officials said that as the matter was pending in the apex court, therefore, the Ministry of Law had decided in principle to stop implementation of legislation against death penalty. Contrary to this Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani had told the Parliament on the birthday of assassinated PPP Chairperson Benazir Bhutto that the government was eliminating death penalty in Pakistan. It is pertinent to mention here that some conservative circles, including PPP coalition partner JUI-F, had vehemently opposed the legislation for repealing the death penalty.