RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Thursday confirmed the death sentences, awarded to five hardcore terrorists.
According to ISPR, death sentences were awarded to those who perpetrated Safora Chowrangi bus attack and were also involved in Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast near Saleh Masjid Karachi, killing of a social worker Miss Sabeen Mahmud and attacks on Law Enforcement Agencies.
These convicts were tried by Military Courts.
Details of cases are as under:
Tahir Hussain Minhas s/o Khadim Hussain Minhas( Convict No 1), Saad Aziz s/o Abdul Aziz Sheikh ( Convict No 2), Asad ur Rehman s/o Atique ur Rehman ( Convict No 3), Hafiz Nasir s/o Afzal Ahmed ( Convict No 4) and Muhammad Azhar Ishrat S/O Ishrat Rasheed Ahmed (Convict No 5) were active members of Al-Qaeda. They were involved in attacking a bus of Ismaili community at Safora Chowrangi Karachi which resulted in death and injuries to the passengers.
They were also involved in attack on Saleh Masjid Karachi, killing of a social worker Miss Sabeen and attacking Law Enforcement Agencies.
The convicts admitted their offences before the trial court. Convict No. 1 was tried on 9 charges, Convict No 2 was tried on 10 charges, Convict No 3 was tried on 4 charges and Convict No. 4 and 5 were tried on 5 charges and all were awarded death sentences.