Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa confirmed death sentences for 11 terror convicts, according to a statement by the media wing of Pakistan’s military, Inter-Services Public Relations, on Saturday. Three others were sentenced to prison.
The convicts were tried by special military courts and were found guilty of attacks on the Army, law enforcement agencies, academic institutions and the murder of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa MPA Imran Khan Mohmind, reported Dawn. The convicts who were awarded death penalty are members of the Pakistan Taliban and had killed 36 civilians and 24 troops in separate attacks in the country, reported Associated Press.
The terrorists were also involved in an attack on Pearl Continental Hotel in Peshawar and include the killers of musician Amjad Sabri who was gunned down in public in 2016, reported Geo News.
Pakistan resumed military trials and lifted a moratorium on the death penalty after a 2014 attack on a school in Peshawar that killed more than 150 people, mostly students, reported Associated Press.