A rights group says Pakistan has executed 464 prisoners since it lifted a moratorium on capital punishment after a Taliban attack on a school in late 2014.

The Justice Project Pakistan, which is opposed to capital punishment, says Pakistan now has the fifth highest rate of executions in the world, after China, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Iraq.

The group says Pakistan has executed 44 people this year, around the same rate as the previous year, in which 87 people were executed.

Pakistan halted executions in 2008 due to pressure from rights groups but reinstated capital punishment after militants attacked an army-run school in Peshawar, killing some 150 people, mostly children.