President stays Shafqat Hussain’s execution

March 19, 2015 2:12 AM

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ISLAMABAD: On the eve of the scheduled execution of death row convict Shafqat Hussain, President Mamnoon Hussain late on Wednesday ordered to postpone the hanging upon appeals forwarded to him by Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar and Sindh Home Minister Sharjeel Memon.

Sources told Geo News that Nisar had personally forwarded the application to the president seeking some more time to conduct thorough investigation into the matter.

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