Gen Bajwa confirms death to 14 terrorists


–ISPR statement says 20 convicts were handed life imprisonment by military courts

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday confirmed the death sentences awarded to 14 hardcore terrorists.

According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the accused were involved in “heinous offences related to terrorism” such as “assaulting army personnel and members of law enforcement agencies, damaging communication infrastructure, police stations, educational institutions and killing innocent civilians”.

According to ISPR, terrorist activities resulted in the deaths of 16 persons, including 13 members of the armed forces and three civilians, whereas, 19 were injured. 20 convicts have also been awarded imprisonment, the statement noted.

The convicted men include Mohi Ud Din, Gul Zameen, Fazal Hadi, Muhammad Wahab, Gul Muhammad, Bashir Ahmed, Afreen Khan, Barkat Ali, Muhammad Islam, Rooh Ul Amin, Shtamand, Bacha Wazir, Mohammad and Muhammad Ismail.