RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday confirmed death sentences awarded to 11 ‘hardcore terrorists’.
According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), “The terrorists were involved in attacking armed forces/law enforcement agencies, destruction of an educational institution and killing of innocent civilians.”
“The suspects were involved in the killing of 69 persons, including 49 civilians, 20 armed forces/ police officials and injuring 148 others,” the ISPR added.
Arms and explosives were also recovered from their possession.
The army’s media wing further said that “the convicts were tried by special military courts and four convicts have also been awarded imprisonment”.
The convicts include Ain Ullah, a member of a proscribed organisation. He abetted terrorist commander Jamshed, by designing/preparing a Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device, for the attack at Suikarno Chowk, Khyber Bazar (Peshawar), which resulted in the death of 48 persons and injuries to 109 others ; Naik Wali was involved in attacking armed forces/ law enforcement agencies which resulted in the death of Lieutenant Umar Javed, Subedar Muhammad Mohsin, Havildar Amir Muhammad along with three soldiers and injuries to 14 others ; Fazal Manan, who abetted terrorist Shina Fiaz Ullah, a suicide bomber, to attack Saddar Police Station Kohat, which resulted in the death of Constable Khurshid Ahmed, Constable Muhammad Noor, Constable Fayaz ul Husnain and injuries to five others; Rehmat Zada was involved in attacking armed forces /law enforcement agencies which resulted in the death of Havildar Musaver Khan, Sepoy Sohail Iqbal, Constable Fazal Malik and injuries to two others. He was also found in possession of firearms; Zaid Muhammad was involved in attacking armed forces of Pakistan, which resulted in the death of Havildar Muhammad Yar along with two soldiers; Naimat Ullah was involved in attacking armed forces of Pakistan, which resulted in the death of Sepoy Muhammad Rafique and injuries to Major Muhammad Akmal Hayat along with nine soldiers; Maseen Zada was involved in the destruction of Rubicon College Gulibagh (Swat) and attacking armed forces, which resulted in the death of Sepoy Asif Mehmood and injuries to Major Abdul Qayyum along with two soldiers; Muhammad Rehman was involved in attacking law enforcement agencies which resulted in the death of Police Constable Mushtaq Ahmed and injuries to two other police officials along with a civilian; Azmat Ullah was involved in killing of Sepoy Asal Jan and injuries to another soldier; Muhammad Raqeem was involved in attacking law enforcement agencies which resulted in the death of Police Constable Manzoor Khan and injuries to another official; and Ikram Khan who was involved in causing the death of civilian Abdul Rehman, a member of village defence committee