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Eight terrorists death sentences confirmed by Qamer Bajwa

29 December, 2016

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ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday confirmed death sentences for another eight terrorists, who were involved in offences related to terrorism, including killing of innocent civilians, slaughtering soldiers of Law Enforcement Agencies and Armed Forces of Pakistan. One other terrorist has been awarded life imprisonment.

According to an ISPR spokesman, these terrorists include those who planned and executed an attack on persons of the Ismaili Community at Safoora Chowrangi Karachi, wherein 45 persons died at the spot and 6 others got injured. They also include those who killed social worker Sabeen Mehmood, kidnapped two Chinese Engineers and a civilian for ransom. On the whole, they were involved in killing of 90 persons and injuring 99 others.

Explosives were also recovered from their possession. These convicts were tried by military courts and all terrorists admitted their offences before the magistrate and the trial court.

Terrorists who were awarded death sentence are Hafiz Muhammad Umar alias Jawad S/O Afzal Ahmed, Ali Rehman alias Pano/Tona S/O Asif ur Rehman, Abdul Salam alias Tayyab/Rizwan Azeem S/O Muhammad Nazar ul Islam and Khurram Shafique alias Abdullah Mansoor/Abdullah Mansuri S/O Muhammad Shafiq. These four convicts were members of proscribed organisations. They were involved in attacking persons of Ismaili community travelling in a bus at Safoora Chorangi Karachi which resulted in death of 45 passengers and caused injuries to 6 others. They were also involved in killing of a social worker Mst Sabeen Mehmood at Karachi.

Muslim Khan S/O Abdul Rasheed: The convict was a spokesman of a proscribed organisation. He was involved in killing innocent civilians, attacking Armed Forces and Law Enforcement Agencies of Pakistan, which resulted in death of 31 persons including Inspector Sher Ali of police and injuries to 69 others. He was involved in the killing of Capt Najam Riaz Raja, Capt Juniad Khan, Naik Shahid Rasool and Lance Naik Shakeel Ahmed. He was also involved in kidnapping two Chinese Engineers and a local civilian for ransom.

Muhammad Yousaf S/O Khalid Khan: The convict was a member of a proscribed organisation. He was involved in attacking Armed Forces and Law Enforcement Agencies of Pakistan, which resulted in the death of 4 soldiers including Sepoy Raj Wali of Frontier Constabulary.

Saif Ullah S/O Naseeb Hussain: The convict was a member of a proscribed organisation. He was involved in the killing of innocent civilians and attacking Law Enforcement Agencies of Pakistan, which resulted in death of Assistant Sub Inspector Fareed Khan and a police constable. He also caused injuries to another police constable and was found in possession of explosives.

Bilal Mehmood S/O Qari Mehmood Ul Hassan: The convict was a member of a proscribed organisation. He was involved in attacking Law Enforcement Agencies of Pakistan, which resulted in death of two police constables and injuries to four others. He was also found in possession of explosives.

Sartaj Ali s/o Bakht Afsar: The convict was a member of a proscribed organisation. He was involved in providing funds to the terrorists for terrorist activities. He admitted his offence before the magistrate and the trial court. He was awarded imprisonment for life.

Mehmood Khan s/o Bakht Buland: The convict was a member of a proscribed organisation. He was involved in kidnapping a Chinese engineer for ransom. The convict admitted his offence before the magistrate and the trial court. He was awarded rigorous imprisonment for twenty years. Fazal e Ghaffar s/o Aqil Khan: The convict was a member of a proscribed organisation. He was involved in attacking Police Station Shamozai during which police officials and Frontier Constabulary soldiers were abducted from the said police station. The convict admitted his offence before the magistrate and the trial court. He was awarded rigorous imprisonment for twenty years.

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