Government has continues its commitment to hang the criminals who have been sentenced to death by the courts. On Saturday morning police have hanged two brothers who were sentenced to death by the court for murdering the six men from one family over a dispute for land in 2002.
Despite of huge criticism by the human rights organizations over execution of murderers Pakistan has continued to hang the criminals. Pakistan has now become third highest country in terms of death penalties.
Nasir Mehmood and Tahir Iqbal were hanged in a jail in the eastern Pakistani city of Sialkot early Saturday for the 2002 murders, senior prison official Chaudhry Arshad Saeed Arain told.
Hangings were initially reinstated only for those convicted of terrorism, but in March they were extended to all capital offences.
Executions in the Muslim-majority nation have helped fuel an increase worldwide, Amnesty International said in a report this week, with at least 1,634 people put to death globally in 2015, the highest figure recorded since 1989.
â€œOver the past year, Pakistan has vaulted to the number three spot for recorded state executions in the world â€” a shameful position no one should aspire to,â€ Champa Patel, director of Amnestyâ€™s South Asia office, told.
Pakistan executed 326 people last year, Patel said.