Pakistan to restart executions for death row prisoners

March 10, 2015 1:01 PM

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Pakistan to restart executions for death row prisoners

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan will begin executing criminals on death row whose appeals have been exhausted, an interior ministry spokesman said Tuesday, reversing an earlier announcement that only those convicted of terrorism would be executed.

"It applies to all (on death row), irrespective of the nature of the crime," said the spokesman, who said the order was given late on Friday but not publicized.

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