COAS approves death sentences of nine terrorists


RAWALPINDI: The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Monday approved the death sentences of nine ‘hardcore terrorists’ involved in various heinous terrorism activities, said a statement released by head of military’s media wing on Twitter.


The director general of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Maj Gen Asim Bajwa, tweeted that the army chief confirmed the death sentences of nine hardcore terrorists involved in the killing of civilians and security personnel.

The condemned terrorists were involved in the killing of Major General Sanaullah, General Officer Commanding for Malakand division, and Lt Col Tauseef Ahmed during an attack on the military convoy in Swat.

The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan had claimed responsibility for the attack. The police later claimed that the suspect behind the attack, Abdul Rahim alias Raes, was arrested in March this year during an operation in Barawal, near the Pak-Afghan border.

Those awarded death sentences also include the terrorists involved in sectarian killings in Mastung, Balochistan, and the suicidal attack in Nowshehra.

One terrorist has also been awarded life imprisonment, DawnNews quoted the ISPR as saying.