ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday expressed his satisfaction over death sentences handed by a military court to six terrorists over of the Army Public School.
"It's matter of satisfaction for me as culprits of 159 innocent students of APS, who were brutally killed, have met their consequences" an official quoting the PM stated.
On Thursday a military court had sentenced seven men for their involvement in the APS attack. Six of the men were given death sentences and the seventh man was sentenced to life. Another terrorist, involved in the attack on Rangers in Karachi, was also sentenced to death.
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Nawaz said that while the innocent lives lost will never come back, but death sentences to terrorists sent feeling to the parents and the nation that criminals will soon meet with justice.
"Parliament, Supreme Court and military court, all played their role well," PM said.
He said that all political parties had kept aside their internal and mutual differences to support the government in its legislation on military courts. This had now paid dividends with terrorists getting punished.
"The decision to establishment of MC was very difficult but for the better, prosperous future of the nation," Nawaz said.
The premier stated that the prevailing issues of the country can be resolved with through mutual cooperation of all parties and support of all institutions.
"The role of Pakistan Army in curbing terrorism is exemplary."
The prime minister said that the days are not far when terrorism will be defeated by unity and mutual cooperation.