General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) on Sunday has confirmed the death sentence awarded to 15 hardcore terrorists, who were involved in heinous offences related to terrorism, i.e. attacking the Armed Forces/ Law Enforcement Agencies of Pakistan, abetting suicide bombers in an attack on Christian Colony near Peshawar, destruction of educational institutions and killing of innocent civilians.

On the whole, their terrorist activities resulted into death of 34 persons, including 21 Armed Forces, 9 Frontier Constabulary and 2 Police Officials along with 2 civilians, whereas, injuring 19 others. Arms and explosives were also recovered from their possession. These convicts were tried by special military courts. Besides, 20 convicts have also been awarded imprisonment. Details of each case is as under:

1. Hameed Ur Rehman S/O Moazmin Mullah. The convict was a member of proscribed organization. He was involved in attacking Law Enforcement Agencies and Armed Forces of Pakistan, which resulted in death of Major General Sana Ullah Khan, Lieutenant Colonel Tauseef Ahmed, Naib Subedar Muhammad Aslam and 18 soldiers. The convict confessed his offences before the Judicial Magistrate and during his statement at the trial. He was awarded death sentence.

2. Said Ali S/O Munawar Khan. The convict was a member of proscribed organization. He was involved in attacking Armed Forces and Law Enforcement Agencies of Pakistan, which resulted in death of Civilian Shah Nazar, Naib Subedar Muhammad Hanif, Havildar Muhammad Naseer, Havildar Muhammad Qayyum Ahmad alongwith 2 soldiers and injuries to 8 other soldiers. He was also found in possession of explosives. The convict confessed his offences before the Judicial Magistrate and during his statement at the trial. He was awarded death sentence.

3. Ibrar S/O Abdul Rahim. The convict was a member of proscribed organization. He abetted suicidal bombers in attacking Christian Colony near Peshawar by planning the said attack and providing weapons/suicidal jackets/ transportation to suicide bombers. Resultantly, an innocent civilian Samuel Sardar lost his life and three other civilians were injured. The convict was also found in possession of explosives. The convict confessed his offences before the Judicial Magistrate and during his statement at the trial. He was awarded death sentence.

4. Fida Hussain S/O Muhammad Hussain, Raza Ullah S/O Ikram Ullah, Rahim Ullah S/O Fateh Khan, Umar Zada S/O Bashar, Amjad Ali S/O Muhammad Ajan, Abdur Rahman S/O Abdul Wahab, Ghulam Rahim S/O Munjra Khan, Muhammad Khan S/O Ghulam Haider and Rahim Ullah S/O Noorani Gul, Rashid Iqbal S/O Hameed Iqbal, Muhammad Ghafar S/O Qari Muhammad Zarif and Rehman Ali S/O Muhammad Aziz. All the convicts were members of proscribed organization. They were involved in attacking Law Enforcement Agencies of Pakistan, which resulted in death of Assistant Sub Inspector Noor Zaman, Naib Subedar Hussain Faraz alongwith 4 other soldiers and injuries to 5 others. The convicts were also involved in destruction of Government educational institutions in Swat. They were found in possession of fire-arms and explosives as well. These convicts admitted their offences before the Judicial Magistrate and also while making statement at their respective trials. They all were awarded death sentence.

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