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Pak soldier hanged for murdering colleague

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LAHORE: A Pakistani soldier sentenced to death for murdering a colleague was hanged in a jail in Punjab province on Thursday, becoming the first person to be executed since the PPP-led government imposed an informal moratorium on executions over four years ago. Muhammad Hussain was hanged in Mianwali Jail at 6.30 am, officials said.

A resident of Sahiwal area of Sargodha district, Hussain was sentenced to death in 2009 for killing Havaldar Khadim Hussain in 2008.

Legal experts said the PPP-led government had apparently not intervened because he was sentenced by a military court.

According to the NGO Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, over 8,000 people are currently on death row in Pakistan. (PTI)

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