Four APS militants to be hanged as army chief signs black warrants

This was the first sentence approved by the army chief after Supreme Court nod to military courts


Web Desk November 30, 2015
This was the first sentence approved by the army chief after Supreme Court nod to military courts. PHOTO: REUTERS

Army chief General Raheel Sharif signed on Monday black warrants for four militants involved in the Army Public School attack in December last year.

The army chief signed the black warrants of Maulvi Abdus Salam, Hazrat Ali, Mujeebur Rehman and Sabeel alias Yahya nearly a year after the horrific massacre, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

This was the first such sentence endorsed by the army chief after an order of the Supreme Court on August 2015 which gave legal cover to the establishment of military courts.

President rejects clemency appeals of four APS attackers

The move came after President Mamnoon Hussain rejected clemency appeals of the four convicts on receiving the premier’s advice for the same on November 20.

Earlier, a military court sentenced all four terrorists to death after the government lifted the moratorium on the penalties in the country under the National Action Plan.

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On December 16 2014, militants launched an attack on the army-run school, killing over 150 people, mostly schoolchildren.

COMMENTS (11)

salman | 6 years ago | Reply Good work by Militarily courts. Shame to Nawaz and his civil courts.
Ali S | 6 years ago | Reply @Munir: There is no ''ostensible increase''. There's been a 70% decrease in terrorism since the Operation started. ''Ostensible'' predictions mean nothing when the situation on the ground is completely different.
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