Army Chief confirms death sentences of four terrorists

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday confirmed death sentences awarded to another four hardcore terrorists over their involvement in heinous offences related to terrorism.

In a press release, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that the convicts were involved in killing of innocent civilians, officials of Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) and Airport Security Force (ASF).

They planned and executed attacks on Jinnah International Airport Karachi, Crime Investigation Department (CID) building Karachi, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Office Sukkur and convoy of LEAs.

On the whole, they were involved in killing of 58 persons including SSP Chaudhry Muhammad Aslam and causing injuries to 226 others including SSP Farooq Awan.

Fire arms and explosives were also recovered from their possession.

These convicts were tried by military courts.

Detail of each case is as under:-

Atta Ur Rehman S/O Faqir Muhammad, Muhammad Sabir s/o Alaf Gul and Muhammad Farooq Bhatti S/O Muhammad Ishaq:

The convicts were members of proscribed organizations and were involved in attacking innocent civilians, LEAs, ISI officials and Jinnah International Airport, which resulted in deaths of 58 individuals including SSP Choudhry Muhammad Aslam. As a result of these terrorist attacks, 226 persons including SSP Farooq Awan also sustained injuries.

These convicts admitted their offences before the Magistrate and the trial court. They were awarded death sentences.

Gul Zareen S/O Gul Sharif:

The convict was a member of proscribed organization. He was involved in attacking police officials, which resulted in death of police constable Sartaj, police constable Ahmed Khan and injuries to 10 others including SSP Farooq Awan. He was also found in possession of fire-arms and explosives.

The convict admitted his offences before the Magistrate and the trial court. He was awarded death sentence.

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