Move to commute death sentence: Slain person’s family warns moving court
PESHAWAR: Family members of a slain person on Monday protested against the government’s move to commute death sentences to life imprisonment and warned to challenge the decision in court.
Family members including wife and children of Mussarat Shah, who was killed some years back, staged a protest demonstration outside Peshawar Press Club. Led by Israr Bacha of Badhabair, uncle of the murdered person, the protesters were carrying pictures of the slain and placards inscribed with slogans “No to conversion of death sentence into life imprisonment.” They demanded of the government to review the decision.
Talking to Daily Times, Israr Bacha said that his nephew was killed by one Ajmal without any reason and that the accused would benefit from the government’s move of commuting death sentences to life imprisonment.
He said that it was the sole right of the murdered person’s close relatives to forgive the killer, not of the government. He said that they would not forgive the killer of their relative and would challenge the death sentences conversion into life imprisonment in the court. He said incidents of killing will be doubled if the government converted death sentences into life imprisonment.