COAS confirms death sentence to 13 hardcore terrorists

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday confirmed death sentences awarded to 13 hardcore terrorists. In a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the convicted terrorists were involved in heinous offences related to terrorism, attacking Armed Forces and Law Enforcement Agencies of Pakistan, destruction of educational institution, telephone exchange and killing of innocent civilians. On the whole, they were involved in killing of 202 persons including 151 civilians, 51 Armed Forces/Frontier Constabulary/ Police Officials and injuring 249 others. Arms and explosives were also recovered from their possession. These convicts were tried by special military courts. Besides, 7 convicts have also been awarded imprisonment.