Pakistan PM lifts moratorium on death penalty after Taliban attack

ISLAMABAD, Dec 17 (Reuters) - The Pakistani prime minister lifted a moratorium on the death penalty on Wednesday, a day after Taliban gunmen attacked a school, killing 132 students and nine teachers, a government spokesman said.

Mohiuddin Wani said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had approved the decision of a ministerial committee to life the moratorium.

"It was decided that this moratorium should be lifted. The prime minister approved," he said. (Reporting By Katharine Houreld; Editing by Robert Birsel)

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