Country’s death-row population increases to 8,000

(THE NATION – Ashraf Javed)

LAHORE  –  The fate of thousands of death-row prisoners hangs in the balance as the federal government failed to come up with a clear-cut policy to deal with convicts over the last five years.

The general elections 2018 are due in July with Pakistan having largest death-row population in the world. Perhaps, the new government will be able to decide the fate of condemned prisoners languishing in jails for decades.

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