MULTAN - A convict of terrorism case would be hanged at central Multan jail on January 7 after the Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) issued death warrant following rejection of his appeals and the mercy petition.

Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) No 2 Multan issued death warrants against convict Ahmad Ali alias Sheesh Nag on Saturday after his appeals were dismissed by the superior courts and the mercy petition by the President.

The convict would be executed on Wednesday, a court official said, adding that he would be shifted to Multan jail for execution.

The execution would be the first at a Multan jail since the time the government withdrew moratorium on implementation on death sentence after the deadly terrorist attack on an army-run school in Peshawar.

Accused Ahmad Ali alias Sheesh Nag, according to prosecution, had shot at and killed three persons and injured two others at an iron shop on Railway Road in Multan city on April 7, 1998.

Those killed included shop owner Altaf Hussain, Nasir aqd Fayyaz while Siddiq and another person were injured.

FIR was registeted with Bohar Gate police station under sections of Anti Tetrorism Act. ATC Multan had awarded him death sentence on four counts.