Former Pakistani Air Force man hanged

Islamabad (IANS): A former Pakistan Air Force chief technician, convicted for an assassination attempt on former president Pervez Musharraf, has been executed, a media report said Saturday.

Khalid Mehmood was executed in Rawalpindi’s Central Jail Friday night, Dawn online reported.

Mehmood was sentenced to death Oct 3, 2005 for his involvement in an assassination attempt on Musharraf Dec 14, 2003 in Rawalpindi.

He was shifted to the jail Oct 27, 2010.

The executions of those convicted of terrorism started as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif lifted the moratorium on capital punishment in the aftermath of Peshawar school carnage that left around 150 people, mostly children, dead.