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.
Immediate end to moratorium on death penalty is must to send clear message to terrorists.
Given #Pakistan’s broken judiciary, the only people put to death by reinstatement of death penalty will be the poor & innocent. #PeshawarAttack
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.
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.
So, are we hanging Mumtaz Qadri anytime soon?
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.
No to moratorium on death penalty. Publicly hang convicted terrorists, target killers, rapists, kidnappers & those involved in heinous crime.
The death penalty will fix nothing. There has been no evidence in Pakistan to show it deters militancy.
Not sure how death penalty will deter terrorists who have no regard for life, their own or anyone else’s?
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.
Those who defend death penalty, please think – if nothing else – of the innocents in jail who will die now. Hudood, Blasphemy, Aasia.
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.
Finding it tough to celebrate more murder. #DeathPenalty
Question: What is the benefit of hanging someone already willing to die for their cause? How will it counter terrorism?
Human Rights Activist
Sanity from Dawn on death penalty: ‘The death penalty will always remain a cruel and inhumane form of punishment.’
Editor, Express Tribune
Express Tribune online poll asking readers if they support the death penalty for terrorism cases — 93% said ‘Yes’