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Death Warrant

An order from the executive, the governor of a state, or the president directing the warden of a prison or a sheriff or other appropriate officer to carry into execution a sentence of death; an order commanding that a named person be put to death in a specified manner at a specific time.

Cross-references

Capital Punishment.

death warrant

the official authorization for carrying out a sentence of death.
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The D and SJ passed the orders while accepting applications filed by Superintendent Kot Lakhpat Jail and Superintendent Kasur Central Jail for the issuing death warrants of the convicts, as their final appeals had been rejected by President Mamnoon Hussain and Supreme Court of Pakistan.
Trial court issued death warrants after superior courts rejected his appeals and his mercy petition was also turned down by the President.
KARACHI -- An Anti Terrorism Court in Karachi on Monday issued fresh death warrants for the death row convicts after many twist and turn in his hanging due to controversy over his age.
On Thursday prison officials read death warrants to Dole Chadee, Joey Ramiah and Ramkhelawan Singh, who were all convicted in September 1996 for the midnight murder of a family of four in southern Williamsville.
A court issued death warrants of the two brothers after superior courts rejected their appeals and mercy petitions were also turned down by the President of Pakistan.
The courts concerned issued death warrants of both convicts after rejection of their appeals by President Mamnoon Hussain and the Supreme Court of Pakistan.
KARACHI -- An Anti Terrorism Court in Karachi on Monday issued death warrants for the death row convicts after many twist and turn in his hanging due to controversy over his age.
He also pleaded to suspend death warrants of the convict.
District and Sessions Judge Lahore Tariq Iftikhar had issued death warrants of Mukhtar Ahmad after dismissal of his mercy appeals.
The ATCs fresh death warrants instruct the jail authorities to hang the former MQM target killer on May 12 at 4:30am in Machh jail where he is presently detained.
LAHORE -- A Lahore High Court division bench Tuesday suspended death warrants of a condemned prisoner who was scheduled to be hanged in Faisalabad central jail on July 29.
A Joint Investigation Team (JIT) was formed over this matter and in the perspective of JIT report death warrants of Shafqat Hussain were again issued.