Since December 2014 the Supreme Court of Pakistan has overturned a whopping 85 percent of death sentences.
However, despite a significant drop in the death row population, Pakistan still accounts for 13 percent of all global executions since December 2014.
In their latest report named Counting the Condemned, Justice Project Pakistan (JPP), a non-governmental organization working for prisoner’s rights, analyses Pakistan’s use of the death penalty and underscores the need for reforms.
Here are some key takeaways:
1. Pakistan is one of the most prolific users of the death penalty
2. Every fourth person on death row in the world is a Pakistani
Since 2009, at least 19, 767 people have been sentenced to death globally. In that time, Pakistan’s courts have sentenced 2, 705 people to death which accounts for 14 percent of death sentences worldwide.
PAKISTAN SENTENCES PEOPLE TO DEATH 8 TIMES MORE THAN THE WORLD AVERAGE
From 2015 to 2017, 3,659 executions were carried out globally, Pakistan accounted for 13 percent of those, with 479 executions. In 2015 alone, Pakistan executed 20 percent of the global executions.