Peshawar- Niaz Muhamamd, convicted of orchestrating the murder attempt on former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf, was hanged at the Central Jail today.

Niaz Muhammad who belonged to Swabi was an aide of Adnan Rashid, a notorious militant leader and an accused in the Musharraf attack case. The death row prisoner was shifted from Haripur Central Jail to Peshawar last night where he was executed early in the morning.

Jail authorities say the body would be moved to Swabi for burial. A military court had handed down death sentence to Niaz Muhammad for the 2003 attack on Pervez Musharraf.

Pakistan lifted a moratorium on capital punishment after a deadly militant attack in a Peshawar school that killed almost 150 people majority of them children on December 16.