Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif lifted a moratorium on the death penalty Wednesday in the wake of the Taliban attack on a school that left 132 students and nine teachers dead. “It was decided that this moratorium should be lifted. The prime minister approved,” said spokesman Mohiuddin Wani. Pakistani Taliban gunmen opened fire in a military-run school in the northwest city of Peshawar on Tuesday as an act of revenge for recent U.S.-backed military operations in North Waziristan and the Khyber area.
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