Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – Using his discretionary powers, President Mamnoon Hussain has suspended the execution of Abdul Basit-disabled prisoner who was on death row and scheduled for execution tomorrow (Wednesday).


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It is still unclear that suspension is temporary or permanent.

Abdul Basit could not be hanged in compliance with the jail manual because he was in a wheelchair, a magistrate said when ordering the postponement for second time in September.

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Pakistan’s prison guidelines require that a prisoner stand on the gallows.