Pakistan Will Have To Move Away From Death Penalty To Reformation Of Criminals, Says Rana Sanaullah
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Rana Sanaullah has said that Pakistan would have to abolish the death penalty and would have to move towards reformation of criminals.
In conversation with voicepk.net, the former law minister said that with the evolving worldwide consensus on the death penalty, Pakistan would sooner or later have to abolish the death penalty. Moreover, he further called for the need to reform criminals, adding that torture results in condemnation not just from local human rights bodies, but also from international organisations.
In 2013, Rana Sanaullah, while speaking at the Quaid-e-Azam Law College, had upheld the death penalty and had said that because the death penalty was religiously ordained, it did not matter what its status was worldwide.
Released on bail in a narcotics case which is punishable by death, #RanaSanaUllah softens his stance on upholding #deathpenalty. He says Pakistan must evolve with worldwide consensus that has seen the dissolution of death penalty. There are currently 279 on death row in Punjab pic.twitter.com/BTKThfp0QA
— voicepk.net (@voicepkdotnet) December 31, 2019
Rana Sanaullah has apparently changed his stance after having been recently arrested for a crime which is punishable by death under Pakistani law.
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