ATC awarded 69 times death sentence to terrorist

An anti-terrorism court has awarded death sentence on 69 counts to Hameedullah Khan, who was arrested after the two suicide blasts outside Pakistan Ordinance Factories Wah in which 69 factory workers were killed.

ATC-II Raja Ikhlaq Hussain gave Hameedullah death sentence as he was part of a four suicide bombers team, which carried out two blasts outside the gates of POF on August 21, 2008.

The court sentenced him death for killing 69 people with a fine of Rs 200,000 on 69 counts, life term jail for conspiring to carry out the blasts, 10-year jail term on 44 counts for attempting to kill more people with Rs 100, 000 fine on 35 counts and 10 more years jail for injuring 70 people.

The court in the same case declared another accused Maqsood Ahmed as proclaimed offender.