Chief of Army Staff confirms death sentences awarded to 5 hardcore terrorists

Rawalpindi, May 12, 2016 (PPI-OT):Today Chief of Army Staff confirmed death sentences awarded to 5 hardcore terrorists who perpetrated Safoora Chowrangi bus attack and were also involved in Improvised Explosive Device blast near Saleh Masjid Karachi, killing of a social worker Miss Sabeen Mahmud and attacks on Law Enforcement Agencies. These convicts were tried by Military Courts. Details of Case as under Tahir Hussain Minhas s/o Khadim Hussain Minhas (Convict no1), Saad Aziz s/o Abdul Aziz Sheikh (Convict no2), Asad ur Rehman s/o Atique ur Rehman (Convict no3), Hafiz Nasir s/o Afzal Ahmed (Convict no4) and Muhammad Azhar Ishrat S/O Ishrat Rasheed Ahmed Convict 5).

These five convicts were active member of Al-Qaeda. They were involved in attacking a bus of Ismaili community at Safoora Chowrangi Karachi which resulted in death and injuries to the passengers. They were also involved in attack on Saleh Masjid Karachi, killing of a social worker Miss Sabeen and attacking Law Enforcement Agencies. The convicts admitted their offences before the trial court. Convict no 1 was tried on 9 charges, convict no 2 was tried on 10 charges, convict no 3 was tried on 4 charges and convict no 4 and 5 were tried on 5 charges and all were awarded death sentences.

For more information, contact:
Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR)
Hilal Road, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-9271605
Fax: +92-51-9271601
Email: ispr@ispr.gov.pk
Website: www.ispr.gov.pk