COAS confirms death sentences of 8 terrorists including Sabeen murder, Safoora massacre culprits

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RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday confirmed the death sentences awarded to another eight hardcore terrorists, who were involved in heinous offences related to terrorism, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.

According to the statement, the terrorists were involved in the killing of innocent civilians, slaughtering soldiers of Law Enforcement Agencies and Armed Forces of Pakistan.

“These terrorists include those who planned and executed an attack on persons of Ismaili Community at Safoora Chowrangi Karachi, wherein 45 persons died on the spot and six others got injured.”

ISPR said that the terrorists also include those who killed social worker Ms Sabeen Mehmood, kidnapped two Chinese engineers and a civilian for ransom.

“On the whole, they were involved in the 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”, the statement added.

Detail of each case is as under

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 a proscribed organisation. They were involved in attacking persons of Ismaili community travelling in a bus at Safoora Chorangi Karachi which resulted in the death of 45 passengers and caused injuries to six others. They were also involved in the killing of a social worker Mst Sabeen Mehmood at Karachi. These convicts admitted their offences before the Magistrate and the trial court. They were awarded death sentences.

Muslim Khan S/O Abdul Rasheed

The convict was a spokesman for a proscribed organisation. He was involved in the killing of innocent civilians, attacking Armed Forces and Law Enforcement Agencies of Pakistan, which resulted in the death of 31 persons including Inspector Sher Ali of police and injuries to 69 others. He was involved in the slaughtering of Capt Najam Riaz Raja, Capt Junaid Khan, Naik Shahid Rasool and Lance Naik Shakeel Ahmed. He was also involved in kidnapping two Chinese Engineers and a local civilian for Ransom. The convict admitted his offences before the Magistrate and the trial court. He was awarded death sentence.

Muhammad Yousaf S/O Khalid Khan

The convict was a member of a proscribed organisation. He was involved in attacking Armed Forces and Law Enforcement Agencies of Pakistan, which resulted in the death of four soldiers including slaughtering of Sepoy Raj Wali of Frontier Constabulary and causing injuries to 19 others. The convict admitted his offences before the Magistrate and the trial court. He was awarded death sentence.

Saif Ullah S/O Naseeb Hussain

The convict was a member of a proscribed organisation. He was involved in the killing of innocent civilians and attacking Law Enforcement Agencies of Pakistan, which resulted in the death of Assistant Sub Inspector Fareed Khan and a police constable and also caused injuries to another police constable. He was found in possession of explosives. The convict admitted his offences before the Magistrate and the trial court. He was awarded death sentence.

Bilal Mehmood S/O Qari Mehmood Ul Hassan

The convict was a member of a proscribed organisation. He was involved in attacking Law Enforcement Agencies of Pakistan, which resulted in the death of two police constables and injuries to four others. He was also found in possession of explosives. The convict admitted his offences before the Magistrate and the trial court. He was awarded death sentence.

Sartaj Ali S/O Bakht Afsar

The convict was a member of a proscribed organisation. He was involved in providing funds to the terrorists for terrorist activities. He admitted his offence before the magistrate and the trial court. He was awarded imprisonment for life.

Mehmood Khan S/O Bakht Buland

The convict was a member of a proscribed organisation. He was involved in kidnaping a Chinese engineer for ransom. The convict admitted his offence before the magistrate and the trial court. He was awarded rigorous imprisonment for twenty years.

Fazal e Ghaffar S/O Aqil Khan

The convict was a member of a proscribed organisation. He was involved in attacking Police Station Shamozai during which police officials and Frontier Constabulary soldiers were abducted from the said police station.  The convict admitted his offence before the magistrate and the trial court. He was awarded rigorous imprisonment for twenty years.

 

 

 

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