Pakistan will execute militants: Interior minister

Unfazed by a threat from the Taliban,Pakistan is processing the cases of 450 condemned prisoners

Written by Press Trust Of India | Islamabad | Published:August 15, 2013 1:21 am

Unfazed by a threat from the Taliban,Pakistan is processing the cases of 450 condemned prisoners to move forward with their executions in order to establish the writ of law.

“There is a huge backlog of 450 cases and we are processing them as fast as we can,” Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said.

“We will continue the process to implement the execution orders so that the law may take its course,” he was quoted as saying by the Dawn newspaper Wednesday.

Khan said the new PML-N government is determined to establish the writ of law by going ahead with the executions.

His comments came against the backdrop of a warning from the Taliban that the government would face dire consequences if it goes ahead with execution of militants.

An official of the Interior Ministry told the Dawn that the government has decided to deal with executions on a case-to-case basis and persons “related to terrorism were being selected”.

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