Pakistan Army Chief confirms death sentence to 14 hardcore terrorists

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: As many as 14 more hardcore terrorists affiliated with banged organizations and tried by Special Military Courts are set to be hanged after the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa confirmed their death sentence on Friday, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

The convicts were involved in heinous offences related to terrorism, i.e. attacking armed forces/law enforcement agencies (LEAs) of Pakistan, destruction of communication infrastructure, police station, educational institution and killing of innocent civilians.

Their terrorist activities resulted into death of 16 persons including 13 armed forces personnel and three civilians whereas injuring 19 others.

They confessed their offences before the Judicial Magistrates and during their statements at their respective trials.

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

Besides, 20 convicts have also been awarded imprisonment.

Details of each case are as under:-

Mohi Ud Din S/O Salah Ud Din and Gul Zameen S/O Shah Kameen Khan:

They were involved in attacking Armed Forces and LEAS which resulted in death of a Civilian, three soldiers and injuries to five other soldiers. They were also found in possession of explosives.

Fazal Hadi S/O Bakht Rawan:

The convict was involved in attacking Armed Forces of Pakistan, which resulted in death of three soldiers. He was also involved in destruction of Hazara/ Gulibagh Bridge and police station as well as kidnapping of 2 civilians for ransom.

Muhammad Wahab S/O Hazrat Buland, Gul Muhammad S/O Ghulam Sardar, Bashir Ahmed S/O Nadir Khan and Afreen Khan S/O Masam Khan:

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All the convicts were members of proscribed organization. They were involved in attacking LEAs which resulted in death of Subedar Awal Khan, Naik Azmat Ullah and injuries to another soldier. They were also found in possession of fire-arms and explosives.

Barkat Ali S/O Bakht Hazir, Muhammad Islam S/O Muhammad Zada, Rooh Ul Amin S/O Zarin and Shtamand S/O Baishmand:

All the convicts were members of proscribed organization. They were involved in killing of innocent civilians and attacking armed forces which resulted in death of Civilian Muhammad Umar, Civilian Mukhtiar Ahmad, Havildar Allah Dita and Sepoy Bacha Hussain and injuries to tw0 civilians.

They were involved in destruction of Government Girls educational institutions in Swat. They were also found in possession of fire-arms and explosives.

Bacha Wazir S/O Bakhat Nazir:

The convict was a member of proscribed organization. He was involved in attacking armed forces of Pakistan, which resulted in death of Naik Ghulam Hassan and injuries to another soldier. He was found in possession of fire-arms and explosives.

Mohammad S/O Abdul Shakoor:

The convict was a member of proscribed organization. He was involved in attacking LEAs which resulted in death of Sepoy Sajid Khan and injuries to five other soldiers. He was also found in possession fire-arms and explosives.

Muhammad Ismail S/O Ibrahim:

The convict was a member of proscribed organization. He was involved in attacking LEAs and armed forces which resulted in death of a soldier and injuries to tw0 other soldiers. He was found in possession of fire-arms.