Pakistani death-row inmate requested court to suspend practice of hanging

Vastavam web:   A defense lawyer says a Pakistani death-row inmate has requested that a court suspend the “un- Islamic” practice of hanging prisoners because it is “too painful.” Mohammad Khursheed Khan said today his client is instead urging jail authorities to use lethal injections or some other mode of execution.Khan said it was the first such petition filed before the Peshawar High Court. It was not immediately clear if a similar petition has ever been filed elsewhere in Pakistan.