Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday confirmed the death sentences of eight 'hardcore terrorists' tried by military courts, whereas three others were awarded imprisonment, Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor said.

The convicts were involved in the Safoora Goth massacre, the Sabeen Mahmud murder case, and other heinous offences related to terrorism, including the killing of innocent civilians, law enforcement personnel and members of the armed forces, ISPR said.

"These terrorists include those who planned and executed attack on persons of Ismaili community at Safoora Chowrangi Karachi, wherein 45 persons died at the spot and 6 others got injured. They also include those who killed a social worker Sabeen Mahmud, and kidnapped two Chinese Engineers and a civilian for ransom," ISPR said.

The 'terrorists' killed 90 people and wounded 99 others, ISPR said, adding that explosives were also recovered from their possession.


The details of the convicts are below:

Hafiz Muhammad Umar alias Jawad s/o Afzal Ahmed, Ali Rehman alias Pano/Toona s/o Asif ur Rehman, Abdul Salam alias Tayyab/Rizwan Azeem s/o Muhammad Nazar ul Islam, Khurram Shafique alias Abdullah Mansoor/Abdullah Mansuri s/o Muhammad Shafiq: These four convicts were members of proscribed organisation.

They were involved in attacking persons of Ismaili community travelling in a bus at Safoora Chorangi Karachi which resulted in the deaths of 45 passengers and caused injuries to six others.

They were also involved in killing of a social worker Sabeen Mahmud 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 of proscribed organisation.

He was involved in killing of innocent civilians, attacking armed forces and LEAs, which resulted in the deaths of 31 persons including Inspector Sher Ali of police and injuries to 69 others.

He was involved in slaughtering of Capt Najam Riaz Raja, Capt Juniad 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 the death sentence.

Muhammad Yousaf s/o Khalid Khan: The convict was a member of proscribed organisation.

He was involved in attacking armed forces and LEAs, which resulted in the deaths of four soldiers including slaughtering of Sepoy Raj Wali of the Frontier Constabulary and causing injuries to 19 others.

The convict admitted his offences before the magistrate and the trial court. He was awarded the death sentence.

Saifullah s/o Naseeb Hussain: The convict was a member of proscribed organisation.

He was involved in killing of innocent civilians and attacking LEAs, which resulted in the deaths 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 the death sentence.

Bilal Mehmood s/o Qari Mehmood Ul Hassan: The convict was a member of proscribed organisation.

He was involved in attacking Law Enforcement Agencies of Pakistan, which resulted in the deaths 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 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 proscribed organisation.

He was involved in kidnapping 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 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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