Calls for Halting Execution

Calls for Halting ExecutionCalls for Halting Execution

An elderly Pakistani mother is making an emotional appeal for authorities to halt the execution of her son, who was sentenced to death for a juvenile crime at age 14. Shafqat Hussain was sentenced in 2004 by a court in the port city of Karachi after it found him guilty of killing another boy. Hussain’s 87-year-old mother Makhni Begum on Saturday pleaded with the government to cancel the execution, AP reported. Hussain is expected to be hanged at a jail in Karachi on March 19.