Wardens’ Hostel Attack: Four terrorists sentenced to death

The court awarded them life imprisonment on two counts each for illegal possession of weapons.


Our Correspondent February 25, 2015

LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court on Wednesday sentenced four men to death on 21 counts after they were convicted of killing 10 jail warders and injuring seven others in an attack on wardens’ hostel in 2012. The judge also awarded life imprisonment to each convicts and collectively fined them Rs10.08 million. The court awarded them life imprisonment on two counts each for illegal possession of weapons. Prosecution said Afzal, Abdul Hafeez, Zulifqar and Karamat were affiliated with Al-Qaeda and had attacked on a warden’s hostel at Rasool Park on July 12, 2012 where some wardens from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) were staying during a training course. Prosecution said the men had killed wardens Muhammad Ali, Asif, Shareefuddin, Sardar Khan, Qamar Zaman Khan, Khuda-i-Noor, Yasir Fiaz, Shafqat Rizwan and Azmat Hussain. An FIR was registered against them.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 26th, 2015.

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