COAS ap­proves death sen­tences of 12 ter­ror­ists

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL -

Chief of Army Staff Gen­eral Ra­heel Sharif on Thurs­day con­firmed the death sen­tences of 12 con­victs tried by mil­i­tary courts, In­terSer­vices Pub­lic Re­la­tions (ISPR) said.

The 12 "hardcore ter­ror­ists" were in­volved in "com­mit­ting heinous of­fences re­lat­ing to ter­ror­ism", which in­clude the Bannu jail­break, at­tacks on armed forces, law en­force­ment agen­cies and civil­ians, ISPR said. Of those con­victed, eight men be­long to Tehreek-iTal­iban Pak­istan (TTP), two be­long to Si­pah-i-Sa­haba Pak­istan (SSP) and two to Al Qaeda, ISPR said.

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