Islamabad: The Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif 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. Reuters