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COAS confirms death sentence to 12 terrorists

By our correspondents
July 15, 2016

RAWALPINDI: The Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), General Raheel Sharif, on Thursday confirmed death sentences awarded to another 12 hardcore terrorists who were involved in committing heinous offences related to terrorism, including the killing of civilians, attacking the armed forces and law enforcement agencies, destruction of schools and communication infrastructure.

According to the ISPR, the convicts who were tried by military courts and awarded death sentences include:

1. Muhammad Qayyum Bacha, s/o Mian Said Ghani: The convict was an active member of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan. He was involved in the slaughter of officers and soldiers. He also destroyed a girls’ primary school and a basic health unit by planting explosives. He admitted his offences before the magistrate and the trial court. He was tried on four charges and awarded the death sentence.

2. Muhammad Asif, s/o Anwar Hussain (convict number 1), Shahadat Hussain, s/o Anwar Hussain (convict number 2) and Yasin, s/o Muhammad Yar Hussain (convict number 3): These three convicts were active members of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi. They were involved in killing civilians and attacking law enforcement agencies. They were also in possession of
Convict number1 and 2 were tried on five charges whereas convict number 3 was tried on two charges. All have been awarded death sentences.

3. Muhammad Tayyab s/o Ameer Zada: The convict was an active member of TTP. He was involved in attacking armed forces of Pakistan which resulted in death of soldiers and civilians. He admitted his offences before the magistrate and the trial court. He was tried on three charges and awarded death sentence.

4. Said Akbar s/o Liber Khan: The convict was an active member of TTP. He was involved in attacking armed forces of Pakistan which resulted in injuries and death of soldiers. He was also in possession of explosives. He admitted his offences before the magistrate and the trial court. He was tried on two charges and awarded death sentence.

5. Muhammad Ayaz s/o Muhammad Jan: The convict was an active member of TTP. He was involved in attacking armed forces of Pakistan which resulted in death of soldier. He was also in possession of explosives. The convict admitted his offences before the magistrate and the trial court. He was tried on two charges and awarded death sentence.

6. Barkat Ali s/o Abdul Ghaffar: The convict was an active member of TTP. He was involved in killing of civilian and was also in possession of firearms and explosives. The convict admitted his offences before the magistrate and the trial court. He was tried on three charges and awarded death sentence.

7. Azizur Rehman s/o Abdul Jalal: The convict was an active member of TTP. He was involved in attacking law enforcement agencies which resulted in death of police constable. He was also involved in destruction of shops by planting improvised explosive devices and was also in possession of explosives. The convict admitted his offences before the magistrate and the trial court. He was tried on three charges and awarded death sentence.

8. Hussan Dar s/o Muhammad Raheem: The convict was an active member of TTP. He was involved in killing of civilian and attacking law enforcement agencies which resulted in death of police constables. He was also in possession of explosives. The convict admitted his offences before the magistrate and the trial court. He was tried on three charges and awarded death sentence.

9. Ishaq s/o Abdul Hai: The convict was an active member of TTP. He was involved in attacking armed forces of Pakistan and law enforcement agencies which resulted in death of a junior commissioned officer and injuries to police constable. He was also in possession of explosives. The convict admitted his offences before the magistrate and the trial court. He was tried on two charges and awarded death sentence.

10. Behram Sher s/o Khairan: The convict was an active member of TTP. He was involved in attacking armed forces as well as destruction of a girls primary school which resulted in injuries and death of soldiers. He was also in possession of explosives. The convict admitted his offences before the magistrate and the trial court. He was tried on three charges and awarded death sentence. 

Moreover, among those awarded death sentences is terrorist Muhammad Qayyum Bach who was involved in slaughtering of Capt Junaid, Capt Najam and 2 soldiers in Swat in 2009.

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