Lifting of moratorium on death penalty in line with constitution: President
Mamnoon Hussain says strict punishment to terrorists was the demand of the people of Pakistan.
President Mamnoon Hussain says lifting of moratorium on execution of death penalty is in line with the constitution of Pakistan and international laws.
He was talking to Chairman German-South Asian Parliamentary Group of German Parliament in Islamabad on Wednesday.
The President said strict punishment to terrorists was the demand of the people.
He said over sixty thousand innocent people have fallen victims to terrorism. Besides, the national economy suffered a hundred billion dollars loss.
The President said the government has prepared a National Action Plan to counter-terrorism. The plan is reflective of Pakistan's determination against terrorism. He said operation Zarb-e-Azb against terrorists is continuing successfully.
The President said steps are being taken to prevent misuse of Blasphemy Law. This law applies equally to the followers of all religions.