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Military Courts Decide 547 Cases Since Establishment

RAWALPINDI: The military courts have decided 546 cases out of the 717 sent to them by the government for trail of jet-black terrorists.

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) shared details of cases sent to military courts for trail and their status through a press release.

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The press release said that since establishment of the courts cases of 717 accused terrorists were sent to the Military Courts by the Federal Government. Of these 717 cases, 546 have been disposed of by the Military Courts. Out of these 546 finalized cases, 310 terrorists were awarded death penalty while 234 were awarded rigorous imprisonment of varied duration ranging from life imprisonment to a minimum duration of 5 years.

Two accused were also acquitted. Out of 310 sentenced to death 56 terrorists have been executed after completion of the legal process beyond Military Courts decisions which included their appeal in superior civil courts and rejection of their mercy petition both by COAS and the President of Pakistan. Execution of death sentence of remaining 254 terrorists is pending completion of legal process in higher courts.

Those who have been awarded death penalty included masterminds, executers and abettors/ facilitators of, inter alia, following major terrorist incidents:-

a.        APS Peshawar attack of 16 December 2014 (5 terrorist executed).

b.            Marriot Islamabad terrorist attack, September 2008.

c.             Parade Lane terrorist attack, December 2009    

d.            Attack on ISI office Multan, December 2009.

e.            Terrorist attack on four SSG Soldiers including 2 Officers, April 2009 (one               Terrorists Executed).

f.             Attack on ISI office Sukker, November 2010.

g.            Bannu Jail Break, April 2012 (one Terrorist executed).

h.            Mastung Sectarian terrorist attack, April 2012.

i.              Killing of Foreigners in Nanga Parbat, June 2013.

j.             Terrorist attack on civilian and security officials at Chalas, August 2013.

k.            Terrorist attack on SSP Chaudhary Aslam, January 2014.

l.              Karachi Airport attack, June 2014.

m.           Terrorists’ attack on Ms Sabin Mehmood, April 2015.

n.            Terrorists’ attack Safora Ghot Karachi, May 2015.

o.            Bacha Khan University attack, January 2016.

p.            Terrorist attack on Amjad Sabri, June 2016.