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Islamabad: The Pakistani army chief has confirmed death sentences of five hardcore terrorists involved in acts of terrorism and sectarian killings, the military said on Wednesday. The death penalty had been handed down by the military courts and has now been confirmed under the law. This is the second time that army chief Gen Raheel Sharif has confirmed the death sentence of the terrorists, Dawn reported.

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Last month seven other militants, including those involved in attacks on the army-run school in Peshawar last December were also awarded death sentence. An army statement said those whose death sentence was confirmed were involved in sectarian killings in southwestern city of Quetta, killings of police officials in Karachi, breaking out of a prison in Bannu district in the northwest, attack on a girls school and attack on a polio team in Khyber tribal region and killing of a lawyer.
Out of six terrorists, five were awarded death sentence and one was awarded life imprisonment by the military courts. They belonged to the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan and other proscribed organisations. The statement from the army’s Inter-Services Public Relations said the convicts have confessed their crimes before the courts. The army said the convicts have the right to appeal against the sentence.

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Pakistan Army Violates Ceasefire At LoC In Rajouri

Pakistan's indiscriminate shelling of civilian facilities has forced the authorities to shut 72 schools close

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Pakistan again violates ceasefire and potentially risked the safety of both the nations. huffingtonpost.in
  • Pakistan once again violated ceasefire
  • The ceasefire was violated at LoC in Rajouri
  • The schools are shut down due to sudden wave of violence

The Pakistan Army on Wednesday resorted to indiscriminate shelling on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district.

The Pakistani side used small arms, automatics and mortars to target defence and civilian facilities along the LoC in the district, a defence official said.

Pakistani army once again violated the ceasefire. Wikimedia Commons
Pakistani army once again violated the ceasefire. Wikimedia Commons

“Pakistani shelling and firing started at 10.30 a.m. Our positions retaliated strongly and effectively”, the official said.

Pakistan’s indiscriminate shelling of civilian facilities has forced the authorities to shut 72 schools close to the border in Rajouri and Poonch districts. IANS

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