Shafqat who worked as a security guard in an apartment in Karachi, was arrested and sentenced to death in 2004 for the kidnapping and involuntary murder of a seven-year-old boy who lived in the same apartment building.
All courts in Pakistan had turned down his appeals.
The case also garnered a lot of attention on social and mainstream media and became a bone of contention between supporters and opponents of the death penalty
Pakistan lifted the ban on executions in December 2014, which had been in place since 2008, following a Taliban attack on an Army school in Peshawar that killed more than 150 people - mostly children. It was Pakistan's deadliest ever terror attack.
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The United Nations, the European Union, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have called on Pakistan to re-impose its moratorium on the death penalty.