Army chief approves death for Amjad Sabri’s killers, other terrorists


ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday approved the death sentences of 10 convicted terrorists, including qawwal Amjad Sabri’s killers.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the terrorists belonged to a banned outfit and were involved in crimes, including an attack on a hotel in Peshawar and attacks on armed forces and law enforcement agencies

Moreover, the convicted terrorists include the killers of qawwal Amjad Sabri. The late musician was gunned down in broad daylight in Karachi’s Liaquatabad area on June 22, 2016.

The convicted terrorists were responsible for killing 62, including five citizens, the military’s media wing added.

Earlier on Jan 19, General Bajwa confirmed death sentences of 10 terrorists who had been convicted by the military courts.

The convicts were involved in terror activities, killing of innocent civilians, attacks on educational institutions, slaughtering of soldiers, and attacking the law enforcement agencies and armed forces of Pakistan.

In totality, these 10 terrorists were involved in killing 41 personnel while injuring 33. Caches of arms and explosives were also recovered from their possession. All of them had admitted their offences before the magistrate and the trial court.


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