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 1

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