COAS confirms death sentence for seven terrorists involved in APS Peshawar, Safoora tragedies

13 Aug, 2015 6:33 pm

RAWALPINDI (92 News) – Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif on Thursday confirmed death sentence for seven hardcore terrorists involved in Army Public School Peshawar and Safoora Chowrangi Karachi incidents, said an ISPR press release.

Eight hardcore terrorists involved in committing heinous offences relating to terrorism, suicide bombings, damage to life and property, including attacks on Army Public School Peshawar, Safoora Chowrangi Karachi, were tried by military courts established under the Pakistan Army (Amendment) Act, 2015.

In view of the nature and gravity of offences preferred against each, seven terrorists have been awarded death sentences, whereas one terrorist has been awarded life imprisonment by the military courts.

The convicts were given fair trial by following all the legal formalities and offering/providing them legal aid and defence counsels. The convicts have the right to file an appeal before the Court of Appeals. Details are as following:


APS Attack

  1. Civilian Hazrat Ali S/O AwalBaz: The convict was an active member of Toheedwal Jihad Group (TWJ). He was found involved in attacking law enforcement agencies, abetment in kidnapping/killing of Levies soldiers and collecting funds for attack on Army Public School Peshawar. The APS incident resulted in death of 151 persons including 125 children and injuries to 147 persons. He was also involved in the killing of 23 Levies soldiers. He admitted his offences before the magistrate and the trial court. He was tried for five charges and awarded death sentence.
  2. Civilian Mujeebur Rehman alias Ali alias NajeebUllah S/O Ghulab Jan: The convict was an active member of Toheedwal Jihad Group (TWJ). He was found involved in transporting 10 suicide bombers for attack on Pakistan Air Force Base Peshawar/ law enforcement agencies and abetment in attack on Army Public School Peshawar, which resulted in death of 151 persons including 125 children, injuries to 147 persons and damage to government property. He admitted his offences before the magistrate and the trial court. He was tried for three charges and awarded death sentence.
  3. Civilian Sabeel alias Yahya S/O Atta Ullah: The convict was an active member of Toheedwal Jihad Group (TWJ). He was found involved in attack on Pakistan Air Force Base Peshawar/Police Check Post, transportation of 10 suicide bombers and abetment in attack on Army Public School Peshawar, which resulted in death of 151 persons including 125 children and injuries to 147 persons. He admitted his offences before the magistrate and the trial court. He was tried on three charges and awarded death sentence.
  4. Civilian Molvi Abdus Salam S/O Shamshi: The convict was an active member of Toheedwal Jihad Group (TWJ). He was found involved in harbouring suicide bombers, later used in attack on Army Public School Peshawar, which resulted in death of 151 persons including125 children, injuries to 147 persons and damage to government property. He was also involved in abetting deaths of two colonels and a civilian Director of National Development Complex (NDC). He confessed his offences before the magistrate and the trial court. He was tried on four charges and awarded death sentence.
  5. Civilian Taj Muhammad alias Rizwan S/O Altaf Khan: The convict was an active member of TTP. He was found involved in attacking Armed Forces and harbouring suicide bombers, which were later on used in attack on Army Public School Peshawar, causing death of 151 persons including125 children, injuries to 147 persons and abetting death of a civilian Director of National Development Complex (NDC). He admitted his offences before the magistrate and the trial court. He was tried on five charges and awarded death sentence.
  6. Civilian Ateequr Rehman alias Usman S/O Ali Rehman. The convict was an active member of Toheedwal Jihad Group (TWJ). He was found involved in attacking a Crime Investigation Department’s Police Station, providing funds for illegal activities, abetting deaths of two colonels and a civilian Director of National Development Complex (NDC) and abetted attack on Army Public School Peshawar, which resulted in death of 151 persons including 125 children and injuries to 147 persons. He admitted his offences before the magistrate and the trial court. He was tried on six charges and awarded death sentence.
  7. Civilian Kifayat Ullah alias Kaif Qari S/O Ghulam Haider: The convict was an active member of Toheedwal Jihad Group (TWJ). He was found involved in using improvised explosive devices at the residence of two civilians and transporting arms and ammunition. He had also been in collusion with the accused involved in attack on Army Public School Peshawar. He admitted his offences before the magistrate and the trial court. He was tried on four charges and awarded imprisonment for life.

Safoora Chowrangi Attack, Karachi

  1. Civilian Muhammad Farhan alias Ali alias Abbas alias AijazQadri: The convict was an active member of Jaish-e-Muhammad. He was found involved in attack on the soldiers of Pakistan Rangers, Sindh, at Safoora Chowk, Karachi by an improvised explosive device which resulted in death of three soldiers and injuries to four. He admitted his offences before the magistrate and the trial court. He was tried on two charges and awarded death sentence.



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