COAS confirms death sentences of eight hardcore terrorist

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday confirmed death sentences awarded to eight hardcore terrorists and awarded life imprisonment to other three, Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor said.

These convicts trialed by military courts, were involved in different heinous crimes related to terrorism, including Safoora Chowrangi masacare, killing of social worker Sabeen Mehmood, kidnapped of two Chinese Engineers and a civilian for ransom.

On the whole, they were involved in killing of 90 persons and injuring 99 others. Explosives were also recovered from their possession, ISPR stated.