Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif on Monday signed off on the execution orders for four of the terrorists involved in the Peshawar school attacks of last December.
General Raheel Sharif signed the black warrants of Abdus Salam Shamsi, Hazrat Ali, Mujeebur Rehman and Sabeel. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the four men will face death by hanging. This follows President Mamnoon Hussain’s decision to reject the clemency appeals of the convicts on the advice of the premier.
The carnage of the Peshawar attacks forced the government to set up military courts, as part of the National Action Plan (NAP), to try terrorists under amendments made to the constitution and the army act.
According to the charge-sheet shared by the ISPR, all four convicts were members of the Tawheed wal Jihad (TWJ) group
Since the establishment of military courts, 27 terrorists have been handed down death sentences on different counts.