Multan

A rapist and a murderer will be hanged in Central Jail Multan in wee hours of Tuesday. Jail authorities confirmed that the black warrants for the hanging of Waqar Nazeer and Zafar Iqbal had been received and they had met with their families. The hangings will take place at 5:20 am.  Security was beefed up at the jail and all arrangements for the hangings were finalized.

The convict Waqar Nazeer, a resident of Mumtazabad, had murdered one Malik Rafiq during a dacoity at the house of the deceased on April 24, 1996. The accused was caught and sentenced to death by a local court.

Similarly, Zafar Iqbal, a resident of Gelywala area, kidnapped a six year old girl and murdered her after subjecting her to sexual assaults. He was arrested by Gelywal police and the court handed him death sentence.