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Post army chief confirms death, 9 terrorists to be hanged in Pak


Nine “hardcore terrorists” are set to be hanged in Pakistan after the army chief today confirmed the death sentences handed down to them by military courts for terror-related offences, including sectarian killings and an attack on ISI headquarters in Multan.

Pakistan army chief General Raheel Sharif confirmed the death sentences of nine men convicted by military courts, an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement said, three days after Pakistan executed four militants involved in suicide bombing, slaughtering of people and attacks on soldiers.

The men termed as “hardcore terrorists” by ISPR were sentenced for offences relating to terrorism, including an attack on the Parade Lane mosque, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Headquarters in Multan, attacks on law enforcement agencies (LEAs) and kidnapping and murder of civilians in Lahore.

The terrorists whose death sentences have been confirmed included Muhammad Ghauri, Abdul Qayyum and Aksan Mehboob.


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