COUNTING	EXECUTIONS	

06.07.2017	

	

COUNTING EXECUTIONS
DATA ANALYSIS BY JUSTICE PROJECT PAKISTAN
In	December	2014,	Pakistan	lifted	a	de	facto	moratorium	on	the	death	penalty.	From	then	until	May	
2017,	Pakistan	has	executed	465	people	at	an	average	of	3.5	executions	per	week.	
	

REGIONAL		
BREAKDOWN	

	
TYPES	OF	COURTS	BY	REGION	

	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	

Individuals	 can	 be	 sentenced	 to	 death	 through	
Anti-Terrorism	 Courts	 (ATCs),	 Military	 Courts,	 or	
District	and	Sessions	Courts.	Only	ATCs	and	Military	
Courts	 have	 jurisdiction	 over	 terrorism	 related	
charges.		
	
78	 percent	 of	 people	 executed	 in	 Sindh	 were	
sentenced	by	ATCs,	43	percent	in	Balochistan,	14	
percent	 in	 Punjab,	 and	 0	 percent	 in	 Khyber-	
Pakhtunkhwa.		
	

Executions	by	Court	Type

	

	 Executions	by	Province		

4%

1%

ATC
Military	Courts
District	and	Sessions	Courts
Unreported

	
		

Punjab
Sindh
Khyber	Pakhtunkhwa
Balochistan
Azad	Kashmir
Unreported

(Dec	2014	- May	2017)
1%

	
	
	
	

4%

7%

Death	Sentences	by	Province
(Jan	2004	- Jan	2017)
83%

3%

6%

2%

100%	

Percentage	Executed

Despite	making	up	less	than	half	
of	 Pakistan’s	 population,	 Punjab	
accounts	 for	 83	 percent	 of	 the		
executions	 and	 89	 percent	 of	
death	sentences	in	Pakistan.	

90%	
80%	
70%	
60%	
50%	
40%	
30%	
20%	
10%	
0%	

89%

	
	
JUSTICE	PROJECT	PAKISTAN	
	

PUNJAB

SINDH

KP

BALOCHISTAN

	

	
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