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GHQ attack mastermind Dr. Usman, accomplice hanged

FAISALABAD: The mastermind of General Headquarters (GHQ) attack and his accomplice were hanged to death at district jail, Faisalabad, ARY News reported Friday.

Arshad Mehmood, accomplice of Dr. Usman along with  was also hanged at district jail Faisalabad after their death sentence summary was signed by the army chief and prime minister.

According to sources, both the death convicts kept on seeking pardons from jail administration when they were taken to the gallows.

Aqeel Ahmed aka Dr. Usman was also involved in attacking Sri Lankan team back in 2009.

GHQ attack mastermind and former member of army’s medical team Aqeel Ahmed, aka, Dr. Usman.

Mehmood was convicted on charges of attacking former president (retd) general Pervez Musharraf.

Army contingent was deployed inside Faisalabad district jail where Dr. Usman and Mehmood were incarcerated.

Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif on Thursday signed death warrants for six militants on death row after the government ended a moratorium on capital punishment in terror-related cases, the military said.

“COAS signed death warrants of 6 hardcore terrorists (pending execution) convicted by FGCM in accordance with law,” military spokesman Major General Asim Bajwa tweeted.

Security officials said the six were convicted by a military court and were awaiting execution.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had announced on Wednesday an end to the moratorium on the death penalty in terror-related cases after a Pakistani Taliban massacre at a military-run school killed 148 people, mostly children.

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