COAS signs death warrants of 5 hard core terrorists
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 asunder:
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.
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.