Bajwa confirms death sentences of terrorists

By Staff Reporter
Tuesday – July 3, 2018
RAWALPINDI: The chief of army staff (COAS) general Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday confirmed death sentences awarded to 12 hardcore terrorists, who were involved in heinous offences related to terrorism, including killing of innocent civilians, attacking law enforcement agencies (LEAs) and the armed forces.

According to an inter services public relations (ISPR) statement, the terrorists also include those who planned and executed attack on markazi Imam Bargah in Parachinar.

On the whole, they were involved in killing of 34 persons including 26 civilians, 8 armed forces/frontier constabulary (FC) personnel and injuring 133 others. Arms and explosives were also recovered from their possession.

The convicts were tried by special military courts; besides, 6 other convicts have been awarded imprisonment.

Civilian Ehsan Ullah son of (S/O) Kifayat Ullah was also tried by special military court, however, he was found not guilty and has been acquitted accordingly.

Meanwhile, Ashiq Khan S/O Saad Ullah Khan, Rasheed S/O Momeen Khan, Meraj S/O Sheen Gul and Muhammad Rasool S/O Naikmat Khan were members of a proscribed organisation. They abetted the attack on markazi Imam Bargah in Parachinar, which resulted in death of 22 civilians and injuries to 130 others. These convicts admitted their offences before the magistrate and the trial court. They were awarded with death sentence.

Jannat Karim S/O Gul Karim, Abu Bakar S/O Haider Khan and Anwar Khan S/O Abdul Janan were members of a proscribed organisation. They were involved in attacking LEAs, which resulted in death of five police officials and three civilians. They were also found in possession of explosives. These convicts admitted their offences before the magistrate and the trial court. They were awarded with death sentence.

Ghulam Habib S/O Sher Bahadar and Abdul Ghafoor S/O Muhammad Jan were members of a proscribed organisation. They were involved in attacking civilians as well as armed forces by planting/exploding the improvised explosive devices (IEDs), which resulted in death of naib subedar Muhammad Arif, sepoy Shoukat Ali and causing injuries to two civilians and a soldier. The convicts confessed their offences before the judicial magistrate and the trial court. They were awarded with death sentence.

Rawaz Khan S/O Zameen Khan and Mubarik Zeb S/O Abdul Latif were members of a proscribed organisation. They were involved in killing of civilian Malik Haji Muhammad, a member of Aman committee. Fire-arm was also found in possession of Rawaz Khan S/O Zameen Khan. These convicts confessed their offences before the judicial magistrate and the trial court. They were awarded with death sentence.

Lastly, Ayub Khan S/O Haji Muhammad was a member of a proscribed organisation. He abetted in causing death of a soldier. The convict confessed his offence before the judicial magistrate and the trial court. He was awarded with death sentence.

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