COAS General Raheel Sharif confirms death to five convicts of Safoora tragedy
RAWALPINDI (92 News) – Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif confirmed death sentences awarded to five hardcore terrorists who perpetrated Safoora Chowrangi bus attack and were also involved in improvised explosive device (IED) blast near Saleh Masjid Karachi, killing of social worker Sabeen Mahmud and attacks on law enforcement agencies.
These convicts were tried by military courts. Details of the case are as under:
Tahir Hussain Minhas s/o Khadim Hussain Minhas( Convict No 1), Saad Aziz s/o Abdul Aziz Sheikh ( Convict No 2), Asadur Rehman s/o Atiqur Rehman ( Convict No 3), Hafiz Nasir s/o Afzal Ahmed (Convict No 4) and Muhammad Azhar Ishrat s/o Ishrat Rasheed Ahmed (Convict No 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 an attack on Saleh Masjid Karachi, killing of a social worker Miss Sabeen and attacking Law Enforcement Agencies.
The convicts had admitted their offences before the trial court. The Convict No 1 was tried for nine charges, Convict No 2 for 10 charges, Convict No 3 on four charges and Convict No 4 and 5 were tried for five charges and all were awarded death sentences.