COAS confirms death sentences of 10 hardcore terrorists


Zahid Chaudhary

Rawalpindi—Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Raheel Sharif on Thursday confirmed the death sentences awarded to 10 ‘hardcore terrorists’ tried by military courts.
“The ‘terrorists’ were members of the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), and were involved in the killing of innocent civilians, polio workers, non-governmental organisation employees, police officials and armed forces personnel,” ISPR statement said. Fire-arms and explosives were also recovered from their possession, the statement added.
Those whose death sentences were confirmed were named as Muhammad Shahid, Hussain Shah, Zafar Iqbal, Anwer Zeb, Obaidur Rehman, Sher Alam, Atta Ullah, Mushtaq Khan, Asghar Khan and Shams ul Qamar
The convicts admitted their offences before the magistrate and the trial court for involvement in attacks not only on law enforcement agencies but also the civilians.