Pakistan

Army chief confirms death sentence of four hardcore terrorists

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Bajwa confirmed death sentences awarded to another four hardcore terrorists on Monday.

According to ISPR, the terrorists were involved in heinous offences related to terrorism, including killing of innocent civilians, officials of law enforcement agencies and Airport Security Force.

There terrorists planned and executed attacks on Jinnah International Airport Karachi, CID building Karachi and convoy of law enforcement personnel.

On the whole, they were involved in killing of 58 persons including SSP Chaudhry Muhammad Aslam and causing injuries to 226 others including SSP Farooq Awan.

Fire-arms and explosives were also recovered from their possession. These convicts were tried by military courts.

Pakistan ended a virtual moratorium on capital punishment in 2014 after Taliban gunmen massacred more than 150 people, most of them children, at Army Public School, Peshawar.

According to Reuters, 425 people have been hanged until October 2016.

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