In recent findings, it’s revealed that the death penalty remains a contentious issue in Pakistan, where it’s supported by a notable portion of the population. According to a Gallup survey, 45 percent of Pakistanis favor the death penalty for those convicted of heinous crimes. Conversely, 39 percent oppose it, citing the inherent value of human life. A notable 11 percent remained neutral on the matter, while 5 percent did not provide a response.

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Pakistan’s stance on capital punishment is further underscored by its significant death row population, one of the largest globally. Currently, 6,039 individuals await execution across the nation, with the majority situated in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces. Of this population, 99 percent are male, with a smaller cohort of 62 women also facing capital punishment.

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