Official: Pakistan postpones execution of paraplegic convict on death-row, hour before hanging

September 22, 2015 5:29 AM

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ISLAMABAD – A prison official says Pakistani authorities have postponed the execution of the country's first known paraplegic convict on death-row, about an hour before he was to be hanged.

Prison official Mohammad Safdar says a magistrate made the decision after talking to Abdul Basit, 43, who was to be hanged before dawn Tuesday.

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