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Troops Stand Alert Around Main Sindh Jails

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Sindh Jails Security

Sindh Jails Security

The battle-hardened troops of Pakistan Army are standing alert around three main prisons in the province of Sindh as the terror-torn country prepares to execute more convicted terrorists, reported.

According to sources, the security of central jails in Karachi, Hyderabad and Sukkur is now under Pakistan Army’s control.

Authorities had issued a threat alert for potential “massive” jailbreaks across the country after the government announced end to a moratorium on the death penalty in terror-related cases.

“We received terror alert today about a possible prison break in four major prisons of the province,” a senior prison official said.

Earlier, the government had advised prison officials to collaborate with the local police to increase security around all high profile inmates charged with terror-related offences.

Another senior intelligence official confirmed that a threat warning had been issued.

He said there are a number of high profile terrorists on death row in four prisons in the province who might be executed within days.

“The terrorists might attack prisons to free their comrades on death row especially after the end of moratorium on death sentence,” he said.

Meanwhile, DG Rangers Major-General Bilal Akbar visited the jails in the three major cities of Sindh to personally ensure foolproof security measures.

“In the thick of this most trying time in the history of Pakistan the nation is looking to us and we have to live up to their expectations by eradicating the scourge of terrorism,” the Sindh Rangers chief said while talking to Samaa.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Wednesday announced an end the ban on the death penalty in terror-related cases after an attack a military-run school in Peshawar claimed by the Taliban killed 148 people, mostly schoolchildren.

The assault in the northwestern city of Peshawar is the deadliest ever terror attack to strike the country and has shocked the nation.

Political and military leaders have vowed in response to wipe out the homegrown Islamist insurgency that has killed thousands of ordinary Pakistanis in recent years.

Pakistan imposed a defacto moratorium on civilian executions in 2008, though hanging remains on the statute book and judges continue to pass the death sentence.

Only one person has been executed since then, a soldier convicted by a court martial and hanged in November 2012.

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