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Pakistan Army chief confirms death sentences of 8 militants

Pakistan Army chief confirms death sentences of 8 militants

India Blooms News Service | | 28 Dec 2016, 09:28 pm
Islamabad, Dec (IBNS): Pakistan Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday confirmed the death sentences of eight militants, officials said.

They were reportedly tried by military courts.

Three other militants were awarded imprisonment.

Conforming the matter, Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor tweeted: "#COAS confirmed death sentence of 8 Ts, 3 others awarded imprisonment. Convicts involved #Safoora, #Sabeen, #Chinese Engrs & LEAs pers."

In a statement, the ISPR said: "

Today Chief of Army Staff confirmed death sentences awarded to another 8 hardcore terrorists, who were involved in heinous offences related to terrorism, including killing of innocent civilians, slaughtering soldiers of Law Enforcement Agencies and Armed Forces of Pakistan."

" These terrorists include those who planned and executed attack on persons of Ismaili Community at Safoora Chowrangi Karachi, wherein 45 persons died at the spot and 6 others got injured," it said.

They also include those who killed a social worker Mst Sabeen Mehmood, kidnapped 2 Chinese Engineers and a civilian for ransom.

"On the whole, they were involved in killing of 90 persons and injuring 99 others. Explosives were also recovered from their possession. These convicts were tried by military courts. Besides, 3 other terrorists have been awarded imprisonment," the ISPR said.