Five 'terrorists' sentenced by military courts were executed at District Jail Kohat on Wednesday, said a statement released by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

The ISPR statement added that the convicted terrorists were involved in attacks on army and other law enforcement personnel.

The convicts had admitted to their offences before the magistrate and the trial court, ISPR said.


Details of the convicts

  • Shoukat Ali - Attacks on armed forces and law enforcement personnel. Member of the proscribed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). Tried on five charges.

  • Imdad Ullah - Attacks on armed forces and law enforcement personnel and destroying an educational institution in Buner district. Member of the proscribed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). Tried on five charges.

  • Sabir Shah - Attacks on armed forces and law enforcement personnel. Member of the proscribed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). Tried on three charges.

  • Khandan - Attacks on armed forces and law enforcement personnel. Member of the proscribed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). Tried on three charges.

  • Anwar Ali - Attacks on armed forces and law enforcement personnel. Member of the proscribed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). Tried on three charges.


The 21st Amendment under which military tribunals were established expired in January 2017 after a two-year sunset clause contained in the legislation took effect.

Lawmakers of major political parties on February 28 announced that they had agreed to reinstate military courts for another two years.

Military courts have been an issue of conflict between the government and the opposition. The primary concern of critics is the mystery surrounding military court trials: no-one knows who the convicts are, what charges have been brought against them, or what the accused's defence is against the allegations levelled.

Supporters say military courts have 'reign in' terror attacks in the country and serve as an effective 'deterrent'.