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Another convict in Musharraf attack case executed


PESHAWAR: Niaz Mohammad, a former Pakistan Air Force junior technician, convicted in the Pervez Musharraf assassination attempt case, was executed early on Wednesday, APS News reported.


He was hanged at the Peshawar Central Prison. Niaz was sentenced to death for making an attempt on the life of the former Chief of Army Staff General (retd) Pervez Musharraf in Rawalpindi in 2003.


Niaz Mohammad was a resident of Swabi district. He was kept at the Haripur Central Prison until Tuesday, from where he was shifted to the Peshawar Central Prison in a helicopter.


Earlier the administration had deployed the police and army personnel in and around the prison amid terrorist threats. The Sher Shah Suri Road, where the prison is situated, had already been closed to the traffic at night.

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