COAS confirms death sentences of 12 ‘hardcore terrorists’: ISPR

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Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif confirmed death sentences of 12 hardcore terrorists, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Asim Bajwa said on Thursday.

According to a statement, the militants were involved in crimes related to terrorism, including killing of civilians, attacks on armed forces and destruction of schools and communication infrastructure.

The ISPR added that the convicts were tried by military courts.

The political parties had unanimously agreed over the issue of setting up military courts to tackle terrorism cases in the country, following the gruesome attack on the Army Public School Peshawar in December 2014. The Parliament passed the 21st constitutional amendment in January 2015 to set up the military courts.