Adiala jail site of year’s first execution

Adiala jail site of year’s first execution


RAWALPINDI: Adiala jail was the site of the first execution of 2017 in Pakistan after murderer Naveed Hussain was put to death.

He had been awarded the death sentence for his alleged involvement in murder and sectarian violence in 2006 in Gilgit.

“The accused was arrested in connection with the sectarian violence, extremism and terrorism allegations but later the Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) has awarded him death sentence”, the police said.

They added that the accused had also been involved in the assassination of Anti Terrorism Court Judge Jamshed Jadoon. They further noted that the accused had escaped from Skardu jail in 2013.

His mercy appeal had also been rejected by President Mamnoon Hussain.