Army chief approves death sentences of 12 militants

Published: February 11, 2016
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Army Cheif General Raheel Sharif. PHOTO: ISPR

Army Cheif General Raheel Sharif. PHOTO: ISPR

Army chief General Raheel Sharif approved on Thursday the death sentences of 12 ‘hardcore terrorists’.

“The militants were involved in committing heinous offences relating to terrorism, including breaking of Bannu Jail, attacks on armed forces, law enforcement agencies and civilians. These convicts were tried by military courts,” the military’s media wing Inter Services Public Relations said in a statement.

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Here are details of the convicts as released by ISPR:

1) Muhammad Arbi S/O Hafiz Muhammad Sadiq. The convict was an active member of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan. He was involved in abetting attack on Bannu Jail, owing to which large number of terrorists managed to escape from the jail and also caused injuries to police constables and soldiers. He was also involved in attacking law enforcement agencies resulting in the death of soldiers. Arbi admitted his offences before the magistrate and the trial court. He was tried on three charges and awarded death sentence.

2) Rafi Ullah S/O Muhammad Miskeen. The convict was an active member of Sepah-e-Sahaba. He was tried on two charges and awarded death sentence.

3) Qari Asif MehmoodS/O Muhammad Anwar. The convict was an active member of Sepah-e-Sahaba. He was tried on four charges and awarded death sentence.

4) Shawaleh S/O Gul Khan.The convict was an active member of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan. He was involved in attacking law enforcement agencies. He admitted his offences before the magistrate and the trial court. He was tried on three charges and awarded death sentence.

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5) Muhammad Zeeshan S/O Abdul Qayyum Khan. The convict was an active member of al Qaeda. He was involved in attacking armed forces. He was tried and awarded death sentence.

6.) Nasir Khan S/O Khan Afsar Khan. The convict was an active member of al Qaeda. He was involved in attacking armed forces.

7) Shoukat Ali S/O Abdul Jabbar.  The convict was an active member of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan. He was tried on five charges and awarded death sentence.

8) Imdadullah S/O Abdul Wajid. The convict was an active member of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan. He was involved in destruction of an educational institution in District Buner and attacking law enforcement agencies. He was tried on five charges and awarded death sentence.

9) Muhammad Umar S/O Saida Jan. The convict was an active member of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan. He was involved in destruction of an educational institution in Pakistan and attacking armed forces. He was tried on five charges and awarded death sentence.

10) Sabir Shah S/O Syed Ahmed Shah. The convict was an active member of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan. He was involved in attacking armed forces. He was tried on three charges and awarded death sentence.

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11) Khandan S/O Dost Muhammad Khan. The convict was an active member of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan. He was involved in attacking armed forces. He was tried on three charges and awarded death sentence.

12)  Anwar Ali S/O FazalGhani. The convict was an active member of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan. He was involved in attacking armed forces.  He was tried on three charges and awarded death sentence.

The approval comes just two days after the Supreme Court had stayed execution of four terrorists, including two facilitators of the December 2014 carnage at Peshawar’s Army Public School (APS), condemned to death by military courts.

The convicts had challenged the military court’s decision in the Peshawar High Court (PHC) which upheld their conviction on December 9, 2015. Subsequently, the convicts challenged the PHC ruling in the Supreme Court.

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Earlier, another two-judge bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Gulzar Ahmad, had suspended on December 7, 2015 a military court ruling in which Qari Zahir Gul and Haider Ali had been convicted of terrorist acts and condemned to death.

Reader Comments (14)

  • Feb 11, 2016 - 2:26PM

    You made this terrorist for proxy war against India and now you are killing them when they turn against you.Recommend

  • pakistani
    Feb 11, 2016 - 3:12PM

    well done. i hope the dirty supreme court, doesn’t play its games again.Recommend

  • farhan
    Feb 11, 2016 - 3:46PM

    Good work security forces…hope they don’t get release from our judicial system…Recommend

  • pakistani
    Feb 11, 2016 - 4:39PM

    @Anand:
    oh just shut up, we know RAW have been funding these TTP ever since.Recommend

  • Zaida Parvez
    Feb 11, 2016 - 4:42PM

    Why nurture them and now, why sentence them to death? Aren’t they fellow-Muslims who have been taken advantage of by whoever it is that needs them? Sometimes it is the agencies, sometimes it is the moulvis. Young lives are used as pawns in this great game.Recommend

  • FAZ
    Feb 11, 2016 - 4:44PM

    @Anand:
    Reminds us of Tamil Tigers, isn’t it?Recommend

  • Shakil Khan
    Feb 11, 2016 - 5:07PM

    @Anand:
    These are Indian proxies thats why Indians feeling sorry for them!Recommend

  • jamal
    Feb 11, 2016 - 6:04PM

    Excellent news, comes as a breath of fresh air.Recommend

  • Lion King
    Feb 11, 2016 - 7:34PM

    Now it’s most probably the courts’ turn to halt the executions to provide relief to the terrorists.Recommend

  • US CENTCOM
    Feb 11, 2016 - 8:12PM

    Those who are involved in the killings of innocents and perpetrating acts of terror must be punished to the fullest extent of the law.

    Ali Khan
    Digital Engagement Team, USCENTCOMRecommend

  • Rex Minor
    Feb 11, 2016 - 9:49PM

    @pakistani:
    i hope the dirty supreme court, doesn’t play its games again.

    Another example of a country which has been turned into a lawless one by no one else but its own army whih is on record committing a genocide in the former majority east wing.

    Rex Minor Recommend

  • Azi
    Feb 11, 2016 - 10:14PM

    @Anand:

    It hurts you watching your investments being executed in masses, bombarded in airstrikes, killed in raids. Must be a sad time for your kin.Recommend

  • numbersnumbers
    Feb 11, 2016 - 11:57PM

    @pakistani:
    You repeatedly claim that HINDU India is funding MUSLIM TTP to kill Muslims, but you are rather shy about providing any evidence other than your empty conspiracy delusions!!Recommend

  • Akbar
    Feb 12, 2016 - 3:23AM

    Please more of this!Recommend

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