ISLAMABAD – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Thursday has signed the death warrants of as many as six terrorists involved in terrible acts of terrorism.
The terrorists have been sentenced to death by the Field General Court Martial (FGCM), according to the Director General (DG) of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
Security officials said the six were convicted by a military court and were awaiting execution.
The announcement came hours after the government warned prison officials of a possible jailbreak in the restive northwest province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa following the end of the moratorium.
It is not clear when the executions will be carried out but a senior security official said the six would be hanged “within days”.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced on Wednesday an end to the moratorium on thedeath penalty in terror-related cases after a Pakistani Taliban massacre at a military-run school killed 148 people, mostly children.
The assault in the northwestern city of Peshawar is the deadliest ever terror attack inPakistan and has shocked the nation.
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