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8 Pakistani terrorists sentenced to death

Staff Report

RAWALPINDI -- Pakistani army chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday (December 28) signed the death warrants of eight convicted terrorists, media reported. Another three terrorists drew life sentences.

The eight condemned terrorists include Muslim Khan, a former spokesman for the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in Swat, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said, according to Dunya News.

Military courts found the eight guilty of various murders, including that of Karachi social activist Sabeen Mehmud in April 2015 and the massacre of more than 40 bus passengers in Safoora Goth, Karachi, in May 2015, the ISPR added.

The military courts began operating on a two-year term starting in January 2015, shortly after the TTP massacred more than 140 children and teachers at Army Public School in Peshawar in December 2014.

So far, 12 of their 161 death sentences have been carried out, Dawn reported Wednesday (December 28).

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