Terrorists Involved in APS Peshawar Attack Hanged

Terrorists Involved in APS Peshawar Attack Hanged

RAWALPINDI : Four terrorists involved in Army Public School (APS) attack that claimed more than 140 lives,have been hanged in Kohat Jail early in the morning on 2 December 2015.

According to the sources, four militants who were part of the APS attack plot have been hanged in Kohat prison.

Earlier on November 30, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif had singed black warrants of the four convicted including Maulvi Abdus Salam S/O Shamsi, Hazrat Ali S/O Awal Baz Khan, Mujeeb ur Rehman alias Ali alias Najeeb Ullah S/O Gulab Jan and Sabeel alias Yaya S/O Atta Ullah.

Militants were sentenced to death by military courts in August this year after they were convicted of involvement in the Taliban massacre on December 16, 2014.

Political parties had unanimously agreed to establishment of army courts. 21st Amendment in the Constitution was passed by the Parliament in January this year. However, few factions had expressed reservations in the matter. Opposition Leader in the National Assembly (NA) Khursheed Shah had said that speedy trial-courts should not be misused for political gains.

Petitions challenging the Amendment were thrown out in August with eleven to six votes by a 17-member bench of the Supreme Court (SC).

The issuance of death warrants came a week after President Mamnoon Hussain rejected clemency pleas on Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif ‘s recommendation.

The school attack has hardened Pakistan’s resolve to fight militants along its lawless border with Afghanistan. Authorities lifted a six-year moratorium on executions following the APS attack.

Amnesty International estimates that Pakistan has more than 8,000 prisoners on death row, most of whom have exhausted the appeals process.

Source : Dunya News

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