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Army chief confirms death sentences for 10 militants

Army chief confirms death sentences for 10 militants

Army chief General Raheel Sharif on Tuesday approved death sentences for 10 militants.

“Today Chief of Army Staff confirmed death sentences awarded to another 10 hardcore terrorists, who were involved in heinous offences related to terrorism, including killing of innocent civilians, slaughtering of Captain Jonaid Khan, Captain Najam Riaz Raja, Naik Shahid Rasool and Lance Naik Shakeel Ahmed of SSG.

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The convicts whose death sentences have been confirmed by General Raheel are accused of being involved in attacks on armed forces and law enforcement agencies across the country, including, attacks on educational institutions.

These terrorists had “planned and executed attacks on Armed Forces and Law Enforcement Agencies of Pakistan which resulted in deaths and injuries to several soldiers. They were also involved in destruction of educational institutions and communication infrastructure. Fire-arms and explosives were also recovered from their possession. These convicts were tried by military courts,” the military’s media wing said in a statement.

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According to the statement, all the accused were active members of the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and Lashkar-e-Islam and were involved in creating unrest in the country through various subverting activities.

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Hanifa S/O Umar Zareen: The convict was an active member of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan. He was involved in kidnapping and slaughtering of Captain Jonaid Khan, Captain Najam Riaz Raja, Naik Shahid Rasool and Lance Naik Shakeel Ahmed. He was also found in possession of explosives. The convict admitted his offences before the Magistrate and the trial court. He was awarded death sentence.

Tirah Gul S/O Khan and Muhammad Wali S/O Faulad Khan: These two convicts were active member of Lashkar-e-Islam. They were involved in attacking Law Enforcement Agencies and Armed Forces of Pakistan which resulted in death of Havildar Noor Mast, Naik Farman Ali, Naik Shabbir Akhtar, Sepoy Humayun, Sepoy Fakhar Alam, Sepoy Ismail and injuries to many other soldiers. These convicts admitted their offences before the Magistrate and the trial court. They were awarded death sentences.

Khaista Muhammad S/O Abdul Jalil: The convict was an active member of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan. He was involved in attacking Armed Forces of Pakistan which resulted in death of Havildar Muhammad Maqsood, Sepoy Rashid Ali, Sepoy Muhammad Waseem and injuries to a soldier. He was also involved in destruction of Government Girls Primary School Zangi and a PTCL Tower. The convict was found in possession of explosives. He admitted his offences before the Magistrate and the trail court. He was awarded death sentence.

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Ali Rehman S/O Habib-Ur-Rehman, Fazal Ali S/O Fazal Wahid and Muhammad Ali S/O Abdul Rehman: These three convicts were active members of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan. They were involved in attacking Law Enforcement Agencies and Armed Forces of Pakistan which resulted in death of Havildar Munir Ahmed and Sepoy Sajid Khan and injuries to several soldiers. They were also found in possession of fire-arms and explosives. These convicts admitted their offences before the Magistrate and the trial court. They were awarded death sentences.

Nisar Ali S/O Damsaz Khan: The convict was an active member of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan. He was involved in attacking Law Enforcement Agencies which resulted in death of Sepoy Fazal Malik and injuries to several soldiers of Frontier Constabulary and police officials. The convict was found in possession of fire-arms. He admitted his offences before the Magistrate and the trial court. He was awarded death sentence.

Khial Jan S/O Sayel Jan: The convict was an active member of Lashkar-e-Islam. He was involved in attacking Law Enforcement Agencies which resulted in death of Civilian Abdullah, Khyber Khasadar soldier Sameed Khan and injuries to several other soldiers. He admitted his offence before the Magistrate and the trial court, He was awarded death sentence.

Payo Jan S/O Asal Jan: The convict was an active member of Lashkar-e-Islam. He was involved in attacking Armed Forces of Pakistan which resulted in death of Sepoy Qasim Raza. He admitted his offence before the Magistrate and the trial court. He was awarded death sentence.

This is not the first time the COAS has confirmed death sentences of militants involved in perpetrating terror in the country.

In August this year, Gen Raheel confirmed death sentences awarded to 11 hardcore terrorists who were accused of being involved in sectarian killings, kidnappings and slaughtering of civilians and personnel of the Frontier Constabulary (FC) and killing of a high-ranking officer of Pakistan Army.

Courtesy : Express Tribune

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