RAWALPINDI – A death row convict was hanged on Tuesday at Central Jail Adiala, Rawalpindi. This is the first death sentence for 2017.

According to police, the convict had murdered people during sectarian riots in Gilgit-Baltistan in 2006, and was also involved in the murder of a judge of anti-terrorism court, Jamshed Jadoon.

Before being hanged, convict Naveed Hussain was given time to meet his father, Fida Hussain, brothers and cousins.

The police had arrested him following the charges of terrorism, killing and sectarian riots on June 24, 2006. He was awarded death sentence by an anti-terrorism court. In 2013, Naveed Hussain escaped from a jail in Skardu but later was arrested by the police.