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Pakistan resumes death penalty

Officials say executions will resume for condemned prisoners who have exhausted the appeals process and whose pleas for clemency are rejected.

Pakistan will now resume implementing the death penalty after earlier placing a moratorium on it for all capital offences, BBC reports.

The country had partially lifted the moratorium for terrorism offences in December following a massacre in Peshawar.

Human rights groups say more than 8,000 people are on death row in Pakistan.

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