Pakistan plans 500 executions for terror in coming weeks

Moratorium on death penalty lifted after Taliban school attack

(ANSA) - Islamabad, December 22 - Pakistan plans in coming weeks to execute nearly 500 people after lifting a moratorium on carrying out the death penalty, officials said Monday.
    Islamabad announced the moratorium on the death penalty being carried out for terrorism convictions had been ended following the massacre of children by the Taliban at a school in Peshawar.
    The moratorium had been in force since 2008.
   

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