LAHORE  - A petition has been moved in Supreme Court (SC) Lahore registry to turn death penalty into life time imprisonment.

The petitioner Barrister Zafarullah said on Monday that President of Pakistan has again directed to not implement the death sentence of the prisoners involved in various heinous crimes.

He said that several prisoners were present in death cells of various jails waiting for execution of their punishment.

Barrister Zafarullah prayed that death penalty of all such prisoners should be converted into life time imprisonment so that they are no longer kept in the death cells.