FAISALABAD: Two convicted terrorists were hanged at the Faisalabad District Jail on Friday evening after prison officials received their death warrants.
The two hanged were Mohammed Aqeel, a former member of the army’s medical corps, who goes by the alias of Dr Usman. He was among the seven people convicted for their role in the attack on Army headquarters in Rawalpindi.
The second convict who was hanged on Friday evening was Arshad Mehrban. Mehrban had been convicted for his involvement in the attack on former president General Pervez Musharraf.
Later on, bodies of the two were handed over to their respective families.
Body of Dr Usman was received by his brother Muhammad Usman while Mehrban’s body was handed over to his brother Sarfraz Mehrban.
Dr Usman and Mehrban were among the six terrorists whose death warrants had been signed by Army Chief General Raheel Sharif on Thursday.
“Yes, two militants Aqil alias Doctor Usman and Arshad Mehmood have been hanged in Faisalabad jail,” Punjab Home Minister Shuja Khanzada told Agencies.
A senior official from the prison department also confirmed the executions.
The move came after the prime minister’s decision to lift moratorium on executions following the massacre by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan at Peshawar’s Army Public School and College on Tuesday.
The mastermind of the attack on GHQ in November 2009 will be hanged within the next 24 hours, following the army chief’s action of signing death warrants of six hardcore terrorists.
Preparations for the execution of the GHQ mastermind at Central Jail Faisalabad have been completed, and several Elite Force vehicles have arrived at the prison.
Mohammed Aqeel, a former member of the army’s medical corps, who goes by the alias of Dr Usman, was among the seven people convicted for their role in the attack on GHQ and is among the six who are expected to be hanged tonight.
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