Update: Pakistani prison asks for fresh date to hang Briton


Musharraf rejects execution plea of Briton

ISLAMABAD: The family of a British man due to be executed in Pakistan have received a bitter blow in their campaign to spare his life.

Mirza Tahir Hussain’s family have pleaded with Pakistan President, General Pervez Musharraf to stop him from being hanged for murdering a taxi driver 18 years ago. But President Musharraf has rejected their pleas for a pardon.

Mr Hussain was cleared of the crime by the criminal system but a separate religious court found him guilty.

The 36-year-old, was just 18 when he left Leeds in December 1988 to visit relatives in Pakistan.

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