Two terrorists sentenced by military courts hanged in K-P

Mehmood and Rab Nawaz were convicted of killing two security officials; Gen Raheel signed death warrants last year


Our Correspondent March 30, 2016
PHOTO: FILE

KOHAT: Two terrorists convicted by military courts were hanged early Wednesday morning in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa's Kohat Central Jail.

Both terrorists, Mehmood and Rab Nawaz, were tried and sentenced to death by military courts for killing two security officials. Death warrants for the two accused were signed off by Army Chief General Raheel Sharif last year.

Four sentenced by military courts hanged in Kohat

Mehmood hailed from South Waziristan's Dela region while Rab Nawaz worked at Charsadda Police Station.

On December 2, Pakistan hanged four men linked to the Taliban’s massacre of more than 130 schoolchildren at Army Public School in Peshawar in December 2014. 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.

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The attack prompted a nationwide crackdown on extremism, with the establishment of military courts for a two-year period and the resumption of capital punishment after a six-year moratorium.

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