ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar has suspended the execution warrant for dying row inmate Khizar Hayat.
Hayat, a mentally-ill affected person, has been on dying row since 16 years and his execution has been scheduled for January 15.
The petitioner, Iqbal Bano, Hayat’s mom, is requesting that his dying sentence be stopped.
Justice Undertaking Pakistan, a rights group, says court-appointed medical doctors have confirmed that Hayat was first recognized with schizophrenia in 2008 by jail authorities.
He suffers from delusions and needs to be closely medicated. He has no concept how lengthy he has been in jail, doesn’t know why he’s on dying row and believes that the remedy he takes are anti-malarial tablets.
A court-sanctioned examination on the Punjab Institute of Psychological Well being in July 2016 concluded unanimously that Hayat suffers from ‘psychosis’ and ‘schizophrenia’.
The group additionally referred to as on President Arif Alvi to pardon dying row prisoner beneath Article 45 of the Structure of Pakistan.