Economic, Social and Cultural Causes of the Death Penalty and Torture in Pakistan
OMCT and Justice Project Pakistan submitted a joint report on Pakistan ahead of the 61th session of May-June 2017.
In December 2014, following the tragic terrorist attack on the Army Public School in Peshawer, the Government of Pakistan lifted a 6 year moratorium on the death penalty. Initially lifted to apply to terrorism related offences, the moratorium was lifted for all capital offenses in March 2015. In a span of less than two years the Government of Pakistan has executed over 405 prisoners, thereby becoming the 3rd most frequent executioner in the world.