Pakistan army chief confirms death sentence to 14 terrorists


ISLAMABAD, Oct 27, 2018 (BSS/XINHUA) – Pakistani Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed
Bajwa Friday confirmed death sentences to 14 hardcore terrorists for their
involvement in heinous offences related to terrorism in the country, the
military said.

The Inter-Services Public Relations, the media wing of Pakistani army, said
in a statement that eight other convicts have been given imprisonment by the
military courts.

The statement said the convicts were involved in heinous offences related
to terrorism, including attacks on the Armed Forces and Law Enforcement
Agencies of Pakistan, killing of innocent civilians and destruction of
educational institutions and Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC)
Hotel in northeastern Swat valley.

“On the whole, they were involved in killing of 22 persons,” including 3
civilians, 19 security personnel and injuring 23 others, the statement said.

Arms and explosives were also recovered from their possession. These
convicts were tried by special military courts, the statement said.

All the convicts belong to banned militant groups. They had confessed
crimes during the trial.