COAS confirms death sentences of 11 hardcore terrorists

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RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Bajwa confirmed death sentences awarded to 11 hardcore terrorists, who were involved in heinous offences related to terrorism, said an Inter-Services Public Relations statement.

The ISPR said that the terrorists were involved in attacking armed forces/ Law Enforcement Agencies, killing of an innocent civilian and destruction of an educational institution.
“On the whole, they were involved in killing of 26 persons including a civilian and 25 armed forces/Frontier Constabulary/ police officials and injuring 22 others. Arms and explosives were also recovered from their possession. These convicts were tried by special military courts,” said the ISPR.
The army’s media wing said that 22 convicts have also been awarded imprisonment. Details of the eight cases is as under:

1. Anwar Salam S/O Said Nazar

The convict was a member of a proscribed organisation. He was involved in attacking armed forces personeel, which resulted in death of Major Zia Ul Haq, Subedar Ali Asghar, Havildar Muhammad Afzal, Havildar Muhammad Bashir and Lance Naik Muhammad Anwaiz. He was also involved in kidnapping of Lieutenant Colonel (retd) Khaqan Afzal for ransom. The convict confessed his offences before the judicial magistrate and the trial court. He was awarded death sentence.

2. Irfan ul Haq S/O Dilbar

The convict was a member of a banned organisation. He was involved in abetting terrorist commander Mufti Meraj Ud Din in kidnapping of Captain Najam Riaz Raja and Captain Junaid Khan along with two soldiers, after which they were slaughtered by the terrorists. He was also found in possession of explosives. The convict confessed his offences before a judicial magistrate and the trial court. He was awarded death sentence.

3. Sahib Zada S/O Akbar Zada

The convict was a member of proscribed organisation. He was involved in attacking LEAs, which resulted in death of Naib Subedar Muhammad Hanif along with four soldiers, a civilian and wounded eight others. He was also involved in destruction of Government Primary School, Langar (Swat). Moreover, he was found in possession of fire-arms/explosives as well. The convict confessed his offences before the magistrate and the trial court. He was awarded death sentence.

4. Nadir Khan S/O Ahmed, Izat Khan S/O Bashreen and Imtiaz Ahmed S/O Taj Muhammad

The convicts were members of proscribed organisation. They were involved in attacking armed forces of Pakistan, which resulted in death of a Junior Commissioned Officer along with two soldiers and injuries to two others. They were also found in possession of fire-arms and explosives. These convicts confessed their offences before the judicial magistrate and the trial court. They were awarded death sentence.

5. Ameer Zeb S/O Jahangir and Badshah Iraq S/O Muhammad Ishaq

Both the convicts were members of a proscribed organization. They were involved in attacking LEAS, which resulted in death of three soldiers and injuries to nine others. They were also found in possession of fire-arms and explosives. These convicts confessed their offences before the Judicial Magistrate and the trial court. They were awarded death sentence.

6. Izhar Ahmed S/O Mukhtiar Ahmed

The convict was a member of a proscribed organisation. He was involved in attacking Law Enforcement Agencies of Pakistan, which resulted in death of Constable Ayub Khan and Constable Islam Gul. He was also found in possession of explosives. The convict confessed his offences before the magistrate and the trial court. He was awarded death sentence.

7. Akbar Ali S/O Shaiber Sahib

The convict was a member of a proscribed organization. He was involved in attacking armed forces men, which resulted in death of Sepoy Asif Mehmood and injuries to an officer, along with two soldiers. He was also found in possession of explosives. The convict confessed his offences before the Judicial Magistrate and the trial court. He was awarded death sentence.

8. Muhammad Imran S/O Aziz Ur Rehman

The convict was a member of a proscribed organisation. He was involved in attacking Law Enforcement Agencies of Pakistan, which resulted in death of a soldier. He was also found in possession of fire-arms. The convict confessed his offences before the magistrate and the trial court. He was awarded death sentence.