Pakistan executes 332 criminals

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan announced this week that authorities have executed 332 criminals and militants since lifting a moratorium on the death penalty in 2014, marking the first time an official tally has been released. The South Asian nation unveiled a grand National Action Plan (NAP) to curb militancy after Taliban assailants gunned down more than 150 people, most of them children, at an army-run school in Peshawar on December 16, 2014. In accordance with the NAP, the six-year moratorium on the country’s death penalty was lifted and the constitution amended to allow military courts to try those accused of carrying out attacks.

AFP

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