11 hardcore terrorists’ death sentences confirmed by Pakistan Army Chief

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: As many as 11 more hardcore terrorists’ death sentences were confirmed by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday, the Dispatch News Desk (DND) news agency reported referring the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).

The Special Military Courts tried these terrorists and awarded them death penalties for their involvement in heinous offences related to terrorism, i.e. attacking armed forces/law enforcement agencies (LEAs) of Pakistan, killing of an innocent civilian and destruction of an educational institution.

These convicts affiliated with proscribed organizations killed 26 persons including a civilian and 25 armed forces/frontier constabulary/police officials and injured 22 others, according to the ISPR.

They confessed their offences before the Judicial Magistrates and the Trial Courts.

In addition, arms and explosives were also recovered from their possession.

Besides, 22 convicts have also been awarded imprisonment.

Detail of each case is as under:-

  1. Anwar Salam S/O Said Nazar:

The convict was involved in attacking armed forces which resulted in death of Major Zia Ul Haq, Subedar Ali Asghar, Havildar Muhammad Afzal, Havildar Muhammad Bashir and Lance Naik Muhammad Anwaiz. He was also involved in kidnapping of Lieutenant Colonel (retd) Khaqan Afzal for ransom.

  1. Irfan ul Haq S/O Dilbar:

The convict was involved in abetting Terrorist Commander Mufti Meraj Ud Din in kidnapping of Captain Najam Riaz Raja and Captain Jonaid Khan along with two soldiers, in consequence of which, the said officers/soldiers were slaughtered by the terrorists. He was also found in possession of explosives.

  1. Sahib Zada S/O Akbar Zada:
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The convict was involved in attacking armed forces/LEAs which resulted in death of Naib Subedar Muhammad Hanif along with four soldiers, a civilian and injuries to eight others. He was also involved in destruction of Government Primary School, Langar (Swat).

Moreover, he was found in possession of fire-arms/explosives as well.

  1. Nadir Khan S/O Ahmed, Izat Khan S/O Bashreen and Imtiaz Ahmed S/O Taj Muhammad:

The convicts were involved in attacking armed forces which resulted in death of a Junior Commissioned Officer along with two soldiers and injuries to two others. They were also found in possession of fire-arms and explosives.

  1. Ameer Zeb S/O Jahangir and Badshah Iraq S/O Muhammad Ishaq:

Both the convicts were members of proscribed organization. They were involved in attacking armed forces/LEAs which resulted in death of three soldiers and injuries to nine others.

They were also found in possession of fire-arms and explosives.

  1. Izhar Ahmed S/O Mukhtiar Ahmed:

The convict was involved in attacking LEAs which resulted in death of Constable Ayub Khan and Constable Islam Gul. He was also found in possession of explosives.

  1. Akbar Ali S/O Shaiber Sahib:

The convict was involved in attacking armed forces which resulted in death of Sepoy Asif Mehmood and injuries to an officer along with two soldiers. He was also found in possession of explosives.

  1. Muhammad Imran S/O Aziz Ur Rehman:

The convict was involved in attacking law enforcement agencies which resulted in death of a soldier. He was also found in possession of fire-arms.