RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa confirmed death sentences awarded to another eight hardcore terrorists, who were involved in heinous offences related to terrorism, including killing of innocent civilians, slaughtering soldiers of Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) and Armed Forces of Pakistan.
Director General (DG) Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor on Wednesday said that these terrorists include those who planned and executed attack on persons of Ismaili Community at Safoora Chowrangi Karachi, wherein 45 persons died at the spot and six others got injured. They also include those who killed a 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. Besides, three other terrorists have been awarded imprisonment.
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 organization. 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 six others. They were also involved in killing of a social worker Sabeen Mehmood at Karachi. These convicts admitted their offences before the Magistrate and the trial court. They were awarded death sentences.