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Pakistan Army Chief endorses death sentence of 11 militants

They were awarded death sentence by the special military courts which were set up following the Peshawar school attack of Dec 16, 2014 to expedite punishments against people convicted under terror charges.

Published: 16th August 2016 05:07 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th August 2016 05:07 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's Army chief General Raheel Sharif today confirmed the death sentences of 11 "hardcore terrorists" who were convicted by special military courts for their involvement in killings of senior police and military officials and sectarian violence in the country.

They were awarded death sentence by the special military courts which were set up following the Peshawar school attack of Dec 16, 2014 to expedite punishments against people convicted under terror charges.

A military spokesperson said that those found guilty by the courts were involved in "heinous offences".

"Today Chief of Army Staff confirmed death sentences awarded to another 11 hardcore terrorists, who were involved in committing heinous offences related to terrorism," it said.

Those convicted included militants who had killed a senior police officer in Balochistan, DIG  Fayyaz Sumbal, and army's Major Majeed.

Other convicts were involved in sectarian killings, kidnapping and killing of civilians and  personnel of Frontier Constabulary and army.

They were also charged with the crimes of  destroying schools and communication infrastructure.

It is not clear when and where their trials were held and completed, as army courts operate in  secrecy due to fear of retaliation by militants.



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