COAS confirms death sentence of 11 hardcore terrorists


RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Bajwa Friday ratified the death sentences awarded to 11 hardcore terrorists, who were involved in attacks on a school, law-enforcement personnel and a civilian, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) reported.

According to the military’s media wing, the terrorists, who were sentenced to death, were involved in heinous offences related to terrorism, such as targeting armed forces and the Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) of the country, destruction of educational institutions and killing of an innocent civilian.

They were involved in the killing of 26 persons, including a civilian and 25 troops of the armed forces, frontier constabulary and police. Arms and explosives were also recovered from their possession upon apprehension and the convicts were tried by special military courts.

Those sentenced to death are Anwar Salam s/o Said Nazar, Irfanul Haq s/o Dilbar, Sahib Zada s/o Akbar Zada, Nadir Khan s/o Ahmed, Izat Khan s/o Bashreen, Imtiaz Ahmed s/o Taj Muhammad, Ameer Zeb s/o Jahangir, Badshah Iraq s/o Muhammad Ishaq, Izhar Ahmed s/o Mukhtiar Ahmed, Akbar Ali s/o Shaiber Sahib and Muhammad Imran s/o Azizur Rehman.

As many as 22 convicts have also been awarded life imprisonment.

Most of the convicted terrorists belong to banned terrorist organisations.