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Arif Alvi

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)

PM reinstates death penalty and abolishes moratorium on death sentences in terrorism related cases. Good move & would help curb terrorism.

@ArifAlvi

Munawar Bhatti

Former Ambassador

Immediate end to moratorium on death penalty is must to send clear message to terrorists.


@MunawarsBhatti

Rafia Zakaria

Columnist, Dawn

Given #Pakistan’s broken judiciary, the only people put to death by reinstatement of death penalty will be the poor & innocent. #PeshawarAttack

@rafiazakaria

Cyril Almeida

Columnist, Dawn

Am opposed to the death penalty. Somehow get the feeling many others will oppose it, for very different reasons, in Mumtaz Qadri’s case. Taseer.

@cyalm

Reema Omer

Legal Advisor, ICJ

Hanging terrorists might satiate feelings of revenge and anger, but does nothing to fight terrorism or the fascistic mindset that fuels it.

@reema_omer

Zarrar Khuhro

Journalist

So, are we hanging Mumtaz Qadri anytime soon?

@ZarrarKhuhro

Quatrina Hosain

Anchor, Abb Tak

Death penalty moratorium lifted. But should be used judiciously against mass murderers. Many on death row in Pakistani jails shouldn’t be there.

@QuatrinaHosain

Ansar Abbasi

Journalist

No to moratorium on death penalty. Publicly hang convicted terrorists, target killers, rapists, kidnappers & those involved in heinous crime.

@AnsarAAbbasi

Saba Imtiaz

Writer

The death penalty will fix nothing. There has been no evidence in Pakistan to show it deters militancy.

@Saba_Imtiaz

Huma Yusaf

Columnist, Dawn

Not sure how death penalty will deter terrorists who have no regard for life, their own or anyone else’s?

@humayusuf

Asma Chaudhry

Anchor, Channel 24

A first step in the right direction. PM Nawaz Sharif orders immediate implementation of the death penalty on all terrorism related cases.


@asmachaudhry24

Fatima Bhutto

Writer

Those who defend death penalty, please think – if nothing else – of the innocents in jail who will die now. Hudood, Blasphemy, Aasia.

@fbhutto

Umar Cheema

Reporter, The News

It took 141 lives in #PeshawerSchoolAttack, nevertheless, a bold decision of PM Sharif to lift moratorium on death penalty in terror cases.


@UmarCheema1

Shehrbano Taseer

Journalist

Finding it tough to celebrate more murder. #DeathPenalty

@shehrbanotaseer

Beena Sarwar

Media Consultant

Question: What is the benefit of hanging someone already willing to die for their cause? How will it counter terrorism?

@beenasarwar

Ali Dayan

Human Rights Activist

Sanity from Dawn on death penalty: ‘The death penalty will always remain a cruel and inhumane form of punishment.’

@AliDayan

Omar Quraishi

Editor, Express Tribune

Express Tribune online poll asking readers if they support the death penalty for terrorism cases — 93% said ‘Yes’

@omar_quraishi

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