RAWALPINDI: At least seven terrorists who were involved in Army Public School in Peshawar and Safoora Chowrangi attacks were granted sentences by a military court on Thursday with one another was sentenced life imprisonment.
Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) stated that army chief General Raheel Sharif has confirmed that eight terrorists were tried under the Pakistan Army Act 2015.
“In view of the nature and gravity of offences preferred against each, seven terrorists have been awarded death sentences, whereas one terrorist has been awarded life imprisonment by the military courts,” ISPR.
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The statement also said that convicts were provided with a fair trial by following all legal formalities and offering them legal support and defence counsels.
“Today, the sentences of death have been confirmed by the Chief of Army Staff. The convicts have the right to file an appeal before the Court of Appeals.”
Last year on December 16, the terrorists had attacked Army Public School in Peshawar that caused up to 150 lives mostly children. Following that brutality, the government lifted the moratorium on death penalties in the country and formed a National Action Plan, which led them to set up military courts for the trial of terrorists.
After a couple of months later, Safoora bus attack took place killing at least 47 on May 13 this year.