Attaullah, Mohammad Azam and Jalal will be executed in Sukkur Central Prison on August 20, 21 and 22 respectively. All three belong to the terror outfit Lashkar-i-Jhangvi.

"There is a huge backlog of 450 cases and we are processing them as fast as we can," Pakistan's Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said. "We will continue the process to implement the execution orders so that the law may take its course," he added.

The government has decided to deal with all execution cases on a case-to-case basis and those related to terrorism are being selected first.

The TTP had on Wednesday warned the government of dire consequences of it went ahead with the executions. In pamphlets distributed in southern Punjab and South and North Waziristan tribal agencies in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province bordering Afghanistan, the TTP had stated that the government would be considered at war with them if it goes on to execute their colleagues.


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