COAS signs death warrants for six terror convicts

ASIF BASHIR CHAUDHRY & IMRAN MUKHTARISLAMABAD - After the federal government lifted moratorium on executions in terrorism-related cases, the Ministry of Interior started working swiftly on the disposal of mercy petitions of condemned prisoners while Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel ...

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