Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has confirmed death sentences awarded to 14 hardcore terrorists, said Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a press release on Friday.
The terrorists whose death sentences have been confirmed were involved in heinous offences related to terrorism, i.e. attacking armed forces/ law enforcement agencies personnel, killing of innocent civilians and destruction of educational institutions/ Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) Hotel Malam Jabba, Swat.
According to the ISPR, the terrorists were involved in killing of 22 persons including three civilians, 19 Armed Forces/Frontier Constabulary/ Police Officials and injuring 23 others. Arms and explosives were also recovered from their possession.
These convicts were tried by special military courts. Besides, eight convicts have also been awarded imprisonment.