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October 13th 2020; By Asra Haque; LAHORE; EU Ambassador to Pakistan Kaminara stated that there is no evidence that the #DeathPenalty deters an offence, rather it is the certainty of being caught that helps reduce crimes.
In Pakistan, over 45,00 inmates are on death row. But the apex court has upheld only 22% of death sentences. In 2015, two brothers Ghulam Sarwar and Ghulam Qadir were hanged to death by jail authorities, only to be found innocent by the SC a year later and exonerated.
September 23rd, 2020; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; Activists hailed the development of the Supreme Court ordering medical examination of two mentally-ill prisoners on death row saying it’s time to bring about reforms to alleviate the plight of hundreds of mentally ill prisoners in the country's jails.
September 15th, 2020; By Ahmad Saeed; LAHORE; Senior lawyers say that PM Imran Khan’s proposal to publicly execute or chemically castrate rape convicts is unworkable and against the int’l convention ratified by Pakistan. They say that certainty of punishment is better deterrence than severity.