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Chief Justice of Pakistan suspended execution of a mentally ill prisoner

Lahore : Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr. Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has taken notice of scheduled execution of Prisoner Khizer Hayat- (a mentally ill prisoner on death row).

The notice was taken on media reports that a District and Sessions Judge has scheduled execution of a mentally ill prisoner on 15.1.2019 at Central Jail Kot Lakhpat who was diagnosed as a schizophrenic by Jail medical authorities.

Taking notice of the issue Chief Justice of Pakistan has suspended the sentence of prisoner till further orders and fixed the matter for hearing on 14.1.2019 .

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