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death warrant

Law the official authorization for carrying out a sentence of death
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Earlier the ATC had issued death warrants for the death row convict Shafqat Hussain who had earlier escaped the gallows due to NGOs led campaign, claiming that he was juvenile when the sentence was handed down to him.
The much jail administration also confirmed that they have received fresh death warrant for Saulat Mirza, which is the third death warrant after the last two were postponed by federal government.
The superintendent had requested the court to issue death warrants of Mukhtar Ahmad as his mercy appeals had been rejected by President Mamnoon Hussain and Supreme Court of Pakistan.
ATC had issued first death warrant of Saulat Mirza on March, 14 for his execution on March, 19 but his video message was relayed on TV channels a few hours before his hanging wherein he had leveled serious allegations against senior leadership of MQM.
Akhtar issued death warrants against condemned prisoner Iftikhar Ahmad and fixed May 26 for his execution at Central Jail Faisalabad.
According to details, Mach jail administration faxed a letter through Karachi Centrals jail and requested for Saultal Mirzas fresh death warrants but ATC turned down the request and directed the administration to submit the request through formal procedure.
The superintendent had requested the court to issue death warrants of Abdul Khaliq and Shahzad as their mercy appeals had been rejected by President Mamnoon Hussain and Supreme Court of Pakistan.
KARACHI -- An anti terrorism court (ATC) in Karachi on Tuesday issued fresh black warrants for the famous death row convict, Saulat Ali Khan whereas the death warrants for another famed condemned convict, Shafqat Hussain, were halted for another 30 days.
LAHORE -- An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) Tuesday setting aside death warrants of a death row prisoner acquitted him.
KARACHI -- Jail authorities in Sialkot and Karachi on Friday received death warrants of six condemned prisoners for executions due next week.
KARACHI -- Jail authorities in Balochistan's Machh prison have received instructions to hang the long awaited death row convict and Muttahida Qaumi Movement's senior activist, Saulat Ali Khan alias Saulat Mirza after an Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) in Karachi issued his death warrants for 19th of this month.
SIALKOT -- Death warrants of as many as seven convicts were issued in a murder case of two brothers in Sialkot Wednesday.