Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa ratified on Monday the death and life imprisonment sentences of 15 men convicted by military courts of involvement in acts of terrorism.

According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the convicts were members of banned organisations and were involved in the murder of famous qawwal Amjad Sabri. They had confessed to their offences before the magistrate and trial court.

Muhammad Ishaq, son of Muhammad Ibrahim, and Muhammad Asim, son of Abdul Rehman, were sentenced to death for their involvement in attacking the armed forces personnel which resulted in the deaths of 17 soldiers. They were also involved in the murder of Amjad Sabri.

Muhammad Arish Khan, son of Muhammad Aslam, was sentenced to death for his involvement in attacking Pearl Continental Hotel in Peshawar which resulted in the deaths of four civilians.

Muhammad Rafique, son of Hameed Khan, was sentenced to death for his involvement in attacking the armed forces personnel which resulted in the deaths of Lieutenant Colonel Muhammad Yousaf, Frontier Constabulary Assistant District Officer Karim Khan, Naib Subedar Fazal Wahid, Naib Subedar Muhammad Fayaz along with 16 others and injuries to three. He was also involved in the abduction of civilian Muhammad Ali for ransom.

Habib Ur Rehman, son of Khoba Gul, was sentenced to death for his involvement in attacking the armed forces personnel which resulted in the deaths of Lieutenant Colonel Anwar Abbas along with three soldiers and injuries to 15 others. He was also involved in collecting funds for terrorist activities.

Muhammad Fayyaz, son of Gul Faraz, was sentenced to death for his involvement in attacking the armed forces personnel which resulted in the deaths of Naib Subedar Fateh Muhammad, Havaldar Pervez Iqbal, Havaldar Basharat Ali, Police Constable Saleem Khan and four other soldiers.

Ismail Shah, son of Nek Badshah, was sentenced to death for his involvement in attacking the armed forces personnel. He was also involved in killing of Naib Subedar Nasim Khan.

Fazal Muhammad, son of Abdul Mateen, was sentenced to death for his involvement in attacking the armed forces personnel which resulted in the deaths of Naib Subedar Fateh Muhammad, Havaldar Pervez Iqbal, Havaldar Basharat Ali and five other soldiers.

Ali, son of Muhammad Ali, was sentenced to death for his involvement in attacking the armed forces personnel which resulted in the deaths of Havaldar Wahab Ali and three other soldiers.

Habib Ullah, son of Anwar Baig, was sentenced to death for his involvement in attacking the armed forces personnel which resulted in the death of a police constable and injuries to another official. He was also involved in destruction of three shops at Akora Khattak.