ISLAMABAD - Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif yesterday confirmed death sentences of another ten hardcore terrorists convicted by the military courts for offences relating to attacks on security forces and destruction of educational institutions.

According to ISPR statement, the terrorists were involved in heinous offences related to terrorism, including killing of innocent civilians, slaughtering of Captain Jonaid Khan, Captain Najam Riaz Raja, Naik Shahid Rasool and Lance Naik Shakeel Ahmed of SSG.

The statement said all the convicted terrorists were active members of the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and Lashkar-e-Islam and were involved in creating unrest in the country through various subverting activities.

They had planned and executed attacks on armed forces and law enforcement agencies of Pakistan which resulted in deaths and injuries to several soldiers.

They were also involved in destruction of educational institutions and communication infrastructure. Fire-arms and explosives were also recovered from their possession.

According to details shared by the ISPR, convict Hanifa son of Umar Zareen was an active member of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan. He was involved in kidnapping and slaughtering of Captain Jonaid Khan, Captain Najam Riaz Raja, Naik Shahid Rasool and Lance Naik Shakeel Ahmed. He was also found possessing explosives. The convict admitted his offences before the magistrate and the trial court and was awarded death sentence .

Two convicts Tirah Gul son of Khan and Muhammad Wali son of Faulad Khan were active members of Lashkar-e-Islam. They were involved in attacking personnel of law enforcement agencies and armed forces of Pakistan which resulted in death of Havildar Noor Mast, Naik Farman Ali, Naik Shabbir Akhtar, Sepoy Humayun, Sepoy Fakhar Alam, Sepoy Ismail and injuries to many other soldiers. These convicts admitted their offences before the magistrate and the trial court and they were awarded death sentences.

The convict Khaista Muhammad son Abdul Jalil was an active member of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan. He was involved in attacking armed forces of Pakistan which resulted in death of Havildar Muhammad Maqsood, Sepoy Rashid Ali, Sepoy Muhammad Waseem and injuries to a soldier. He was also involved in destruction of the Government Girls Primary School Zangi and a PTCL Tower. The convict was found in possession of explosives. He admitted his offences before the magistrate and the trial court and was awarded death sentence .

Three convicts Ali Rehman son of Habib-Ur-Rehman, Fazal Ali son of Fazal Wahid and Muhammad Ali son of Abdul Rehman were active members of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan. They were involved in attacking armed forces of Pakistan which resulted in death of Havildar Munir Ahmed and Sepoy Sajid Khan and injuries to several soldiers. They were also found possessing fire-arms and explosives. These convicts admitted their offences before the magistrate and the trial court and they were awarded death sentences.

The convict Nisar Ali son of Damsaz Khan was an active member of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan. He was involved in attacking law enforcement agencies personnel which resulted in death of Sepoy Fazal Malik and injuries to several soldiers of the Frontier Constabulary and police officials. The convict was found possessing fire-arms. He admitted his offences before the magistrate and the trial court and was awarded death sentence .

The convict Khial Jan son of Sayel Jan was an active member of Lashkar-e-Islam. He was involved in attacking law enforcement agencies personnel which resulted in death of civilian Abdullah, Khyber Khasadar soldier Sameed Khan and injuries to several other soldiers. He admitted his offence before the magistrate and the trial court and was awarded death sentence .

The convict Payo Jan son of Asal Jan was an active member of Lashkar-e-Islam. He was involved in attacking armed forces of Pakistan which resulted in death of Sepoy Qasim Raza. He admitted his offence before the magistrate and the trial court and was awarded death sentence .