RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday confirmed the death sentences of 22 hardcore terrorists involved in bombings and attacks that claimed the lives of 176 soldiers, law enforcers, and civilians, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.
According to a press release from the military’s media wing, the convicted terrorists “were involved in heinous offences related to terrorism, i.e. attacking Armed Forces/ Law Enforcement Agencies of Pakistan, exploding of Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device to carry out sectarian killings, destruction of communication infrastructure, police check posts, educational institutions and killing of innocent civilians”.
Arms and explosives were also recovered from the terrorists’ possession when they were arrested, said ISPR.
The convicts were behind terrorist attacks that resulted in the “death of 176 persons including 19 Armed Forces personnel, 41 police/levies officials and 116 civilians, whereas, injuring 217 others”.
The convicts were tried by special military courts, which also awarded prison sentences to 15 other convicts and acquitted two others.