Gen Bajwa approves death for seven terror convicts


RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has approved the death sentences of seven terrorists convicted by a military court for involvement in terrorist activities, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement on Friday.

According to the ISPR press statement, the convicts carried out multiple attacks on civilians, law enforcement agencies (LEAs) and the armed forces. They were also held responsible for killing 85 people and injuring 109 others, the statement said. Arms and explosives were also recovered from the militants’ possession. It said that a military court had also sentenced five other convicts to jail.

All seven convicts, who were members of proscribed organisations, admitted their offences before a magistrate and the trial court, and were subsequently awarded death sentences, the ISPR said.

The convicts were identified as Atlas Khan, Muhammad Yousaf Khan, Farhan, Khalay Gul, Nazar Moon, Nek Maeel Khan and Akbar Ali.