Army chief confirms death sentences of 13 terrorists, including Nanga Parbat attacker - Pakistan Today

Army chief confirms death sentences of 13 terrorists, including Nanga Parbat attacker

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Tuesday confirmed death sentences awarded to 13 hardcore terrorists, including those involved in the Nanga Parbat massacre.

According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the death-row prisoners were involved in committing heinous offences relating to terrorism, including killing of 10 foreign tourists at Nanga Parbat.

The 2013 attack was the deadliest assault on foreigners in Pakistan for a decade and was claimed by a purported faction of the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). They were also involved in attack on Saidu Sharif Airport, destruction of schools, attacks on armed forces, law enforcement agencies and civilians, the statement added.

The convicts were tried by military courts.

Detail of each case is mentioned below:

Irfan Ullah: The convict was an active member of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan. He was involved in killing of 10 foreign tourists near Nanga Parbat Base Camp. He was also in possession of firearms. He was tried on three charges and awarded death sentence.

Mushtaq Ahmed: The convict was an active member of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan. He was involved in attacking Saidu Sharif Airport, killing employees of Metrological Department and destruction of an educational institution which resulted in death of civilians and injuries to soldiers. He was also in possession of firearms and explosives. He was tried on six charges and awarded death sentence.

Muhammad Nawaz: The convict was an active member of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan. He was involved in attacking armed forces which resulted in death of soldiers. He was also in possession of firearms and explosives. He was tried on 3 charges and awarded death sentence.

Taj Gul: The convict was an active member of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan. He was involved in attacking Law Enforcement Agencies, which resulted in death of police constables and levies persons. He was also in possession of firearms, ammunition and explosives. He was tried on 4 charges and awarded death sentence.

Asghar Khan, Ahmed Ali and Haroon ur Rasheed: The three convicts were active members of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan. They were involved in attacking Armed Forces, Law Enforcement Agencies and destruction of an educational institution which resulted in death and injuries to soldiers and civilian. They were also in possession of fire arms and explosives. Convict number 1 was tried on 6 charges whereas convict number 2 and 3 were tried on 7 charges. All have been awarded death sentence.

Bakht-e-Ameer: The convict was an active member of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan. He was involved in attacking Armed Forces which resulted in death and injuries to officers and soldiers. He was also in possession of explosives. He was tried on 3 charges and awarded death sentence.

Aziz Khan: The convict was an active member of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan. He was involved in attacking Armed Forces and destruction of communication system in Gulibagh which caused death and injuries to soldiers. He was also in possession of a suicide jacket. He was tried on 3 charges and awarded death sentence.

Fazal-e-Ghaffar: The convict was an active member of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan. He was involved in attacking Armed Forces which caused death and injuries to soldiers. He was also in possession of a suicide jacket. He was tried on 4 charges and awarded death sentence.

Asghar Khan: The convict was an active member of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan. He was involved in attacking Armed Forces, Law Enforcement Agencies and destruction of educational institutions which caused death and injuries to soldiers and civilians. He was tried on 5 charges and awarded death sentence.

Ikram Ullah: The convict was an active member of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan. He was involved in attacking Armed Forces and Law Enforcement Agencies which caused death and injuries to officers, soldiers and civilians as well as damage to helicopters. He was also in possession of explosives. He was tried on 4 charges and awarded death sentence.

Haider: The convict was involved in killing civilians in Quetta. He was also in possession of firearms and explosives. The convict admitted his offences before the trial court. He was tried on 5 charges and awarded death sentence.



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