RAWALPINDI/MIANWALI - Four more death-row prisoners, including two brothers, were executed in Rawalpindi and Mianwali on Thursday.

The authorities hanged three more murder convicts, including two brothers, at Adyala Jail.

Those sent to gallows were Ghulam Muhammad and Asghar Ali sons of Muhammad Hussain of Jalti and Gulistan Khan son of Muhammad Zaman, hails from Kallar Syedan.

Earlier, the jail authorities had arranged their last meetings with the family members and relatives after receiving the death warrants for the three murder convicts.

According to details, the jail authorities first sent the two real brothers Ghulam Muhammad and Asghar Ali to gallows at 5:30am and then the third convict Gulistan Khan was hanged by jail authorities. Later, their bodies were handed over to the heirs who took them to their native towns for burial.

Tight security arrangements were made inside and outside the jail by the law enforcement agencies to avoid any untoward incident at the time of hangings.

Ghulam Muhammad and Asghar Ali were awarded capital punishment by a court of law for murdering two of their relatives in 1996 in Jalti whereas the Gulistan Khan committed murder of a man at Kallar Syedan in 1998 and was held by police.

So far, a total of 10 convicts including Khalid Mehmood, a former technician of Pakistan Air Force (PAF), have been executed in Adyala Jail since the Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif lifted the moratorium on the death penalty after armed attack by terrorists on a school in Peshawar.

Another death row convict, Abdul Sattar, was executed in Mianwali Jail. Sattar was sentenced to death for killing a man over a personal feud in 1992.

The appeals of all convicts had been rejected by higher and superior courts and their mercy petitions were also rejected by President of Pakistan. With the recent hangings, so far 54 convicts have been hanged across the country, after the deadly attack on the Army Public School on December 16, 2014.

Some 8,000 convicted prisoners are in a death row in various jails across the country.