CJP Nisar halts execution of inmate with mental illness

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Saturday took discover of media studies and halted the deliberate execution of a mentally sick prisoner on the Kot Lakhpat jail.

In line with the main points, Chief Justice Saqib Nisar temporally suspended the sentence of Khizer Hayat, a mentally sick dying row prisoner and set January 14 for listening to the case.

A district and classes decide on Friday had scheduled the execution of  Khizer Hayat for January 15 on the Kot Lakhpat jail.

Earlier within the day,  the dying row prisoner’s mom had pleaded the apex court docket for the suspension of his son’s execution on the humanitarian grounds and mentioned that Khizer Hayat was affected by psychological sickness.

Khizer Hayat’s mom submitted her plea earlier than the apex court docket’s human rights cell calling the SC’s consideration to the truth that a mentally sick inmate was being hanged.

It’s pertinent to say right here that Khizer Hayat was awarded dying penalty in 2003 for killing his fellow police officer. Nevertheless he has spent round 15 years in jail and was first identified as a schizophrenic in 2008 by the jail authorities.

A police medical officer, in 2010, hand beneficial that Khizer Hayat ought to be shifted to psychiatric hospital for remedy.

A two-member bench of the apex court docket comprising Justice Manzoor Ahmad Malik and Justice Sardar Tariq Masoof will hear the case on January 14.

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