COAS confirms death sentences of 10 terrorists

By Staff Reporter
Tuesday – April 3, 2018
RAWALPINDI: Chief of army staff (COAS) general Qamar Javed Bajwa confirmed death sentences, on Monday, awarded to 10 hardcore terrorists, who were involved in heinous offences related to terrorism, including killing of innocent civilians and attacking pearl continental (PC) hotel in Peshawar as well as the law enforcement agencies (LEAs) and the armed forces.

According to an inter services public relations (ISPR) statement, on the whole, the terrorists were involved in killing of 62 persons including five civilians, 11 police officials and 46 frontier constabulary (FC) and armed forces personnel.

The convicts also include terrorists who killed renowned Qawwall, Amjad Farid Sabri. Arms and explosives were also recovered from their possession. These convicts were tried by special military courts. Besides, five convicts have also been awarded imprisonment.

Muhammad Ishaq son of (S/O) Muhammad Ibrahim and Muhammad Asim S/O Abdul Rehman; both the convicts were members of proscribed organisation. They were involved in killing of a renowned Qawwall namely Amjad Farid Sabri and attacking the LEAs/armed forces of Pakistan, which resulted in death of 17 officials. They were also found in possession of fire-arms and explosives. The convicts confessed their offences before the judicial magistrate and the trial court. They were awarded death sentence.

Muhammad Arish Khan S/O Muhammad Aslam; the convict was a member of proscribed organisation. He was involved in attacking PC hotel, Peshawar, which resulted in death of four civilians. The convict confessed his offence before the judicial magistrate and the trial court. He was awarded death sentence.

Muhammad Rafique S/O Hameed Khan; the convict was a member of proscribed organisation. He was involved in attacking LEAs of Pakistan, which resulted in death of lieutenant colonel Muhammad Yousaf, assistant district officer (FC) Karim Khan, naib subedar Fazal Wahid, naib subedar Muhammad Fayaz along with 16 soldiers and injuries to three other soldiers. He was also involved in the abduction of civilian Muhammad Ali, for ransom. The convict confessed his offences before the judicial magistrate and the trial court. He was awarded death sentence.

Habib Ur Rehman S/O Khoba Gul; the convict was a member of proscribed organisation. He was involved in attacking LEAs of Pakistan, which resulted in death of lieutenant colonel Anwar Abbas along with three soldiers and injuries to 15 others. He was also involved in collecting funds for the terrorist activities. The convict confessed his offences before the judicial magistrate and the trial court. He was awarded death sentence.

Muhammad Fayyaz S/O Gul Faraz; the convict was a member of proscribed organisation. He was involved in attacking armed forces and LEAs of Pakistan, which resulted in death of naib subedar Fateh Muhammad, havildar Pervez Iqbal, havildar Basharat Ali, police constable Saleem Khan and four other soldiers. The convict confessed his offences before the judicial magistrate and the trial court. He was awarded death sentence.

Ismail Shah S/O Nek Badshah; the convict was a member of proscribed organisation. He was involved in killing of naib subedar Nasim Khan and also attacking the armed forces of Pakistan. The convict confessed his offences before the judicial magistrate and the trial court. He was awarded death sentence.

Fazal Muhammad S/O Abdul Mateen; the convict was a member of proscribed organisation. He was involved in attacking armed forces of Pakistan which resulted in death of naib subedar Fateh Muhammad, havildar Pervez Iqbal, havildar Basharat Ali and five other soldiers. The convict confessed his offences before the judicial magistrate and the trial court. He was awarded death sentence.

Hazrat Ali S/O Muhammad Ali; the convict was a member of proscribed organisation. He was involved in attacking LEAs of Pakistan, which resulted in death of havildar Wahab Ali and three other soldiers. The convict confessed his offence before the judicial magistrate and the trial court. He was awarded death sentence.

Habib Ullah S/O Anwar Baig; the convict was a member of proscribed organisation. He was involved in attacking LEAs of Pakistan, which resulted in death of a police constable and injuries to another official. He was also involved in the destruction of three compact disc shops at Akora Khattak. The convict confessed his offences before the judicial magistrate and the trial court. He was awarded death sentence.

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