A day after Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced the end of a seven-year moratorium on executions last year, Sabir Masih found his house surrounded by the paparazzi in Lahore.
The hangman had had encounters with reporters and cameramen before, and would have been happy to share his views on the resumption of hangings on camera, but he was running out of time.
“I had to reach Faisalabad by the evening of 18 December because they had lined up two convicts for hanging early next morning,” he recalls.
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Source Credits: M Ilyas Khan in BBC News, from Islamabad