Military courts sentence six terrorists to death: ISPR

Published: April 2, 2015
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Convicts were involved in heinous acts of terror, manslaughter and suicide bombing, among other crimes. PHOTO: CREATIVE

Convicts were involved in heinous acts of terror, manslaughter and suicide bombing, among other crimes. PHOTO: CREATIVE

PESHAWAR: The army chief has confirmed that six hardcore terrorists have been tried by the recently-formed military courts and sentenced to death, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Thursday.

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According to DG ISPR Major General Asim Bajwa, the convicts were involved in “heinous acts of terror, manslaughter and suicide bombing,” among other crimes.

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Although identities of the convicts were not mentioned, this is the first instance where the military courts prosecuted terrorists following the December 16 massacre at the Army Public School in Peshawar.

The convicts also have a right to appeal, teh military spokesperson added.

Military courts were established as part of the National Action Plan against terrorism, after a brutal attack on an army-run school in Peshawar killed over 130 people, mostly schoolchildren.

 

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Reader Comments (4)

  • sardarzaheer
    Apr 2, 2015 - 6:24PM

    Sir there are many more dangerous people then these terrorists who have finally reached their destination in swift way for very first time in history of Pakistan and soon will be eliminated. After doing the massive job next should be trial of looters who have been depriving people of Pakistan from their basis rights due to their corruption and personal gains.Recommend

  • Karachiite
    Apr 2, 2015 - 9:29PM

    When is Abdul Aziz the Lal Masjid cleric going to be hanged? Justice should be served to everyone, this is selective justice. Recommend

  • numbersnumbers
    Apr 3, 2015 - 2:02AM

    How long until Muntaz Qadri also gets a rope burn he richly deserves?Recommend

  • farooq
    Apr 3, 2015 - 9:59AM

    Parvez Musharaf should not be trialed in Military courts to be free of all allegations and shall again become presidet or PM Recommend

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