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Gen Bajwa Firm on Death for Terrorists

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Photo released by Pakistan's Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR) shows Pakistan's new army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa (L) receives the change of command baton from the outgoing Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif (R) during the change of command ceremony in Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Gen Bajwa confirms death sentence on fourĀ terrorists….reports Asian Lite News

(WORLD SECTION) PAKISTAN-RAWALPINDI-ARMY-CHANGE OF COMMAND
Photo released by Pakistan’s Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR) shows Pakistan’s new army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa (L) receives the change of command baton from the outgoing Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif (R) during the change of command ceremony in Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Pakistan’s army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday confirmed death sentences to four “hardcore terrorists” after they were found guilty of carrying out terrorist acts.

This is the first time Bajwa has confirmed death sentences of terrorists after he assumed office on November 30.

“Today Chief of Army Staff confirmed death sentences awarded to another 4 hardcore terrorists, who were involved in heinous offenses related to terrorism, including killing of innocent civilians, officials of Law Enforcement Agencies and Airport Security Force,” an army statement said.

The convicts had planned and executed attacks on several key buildings, including Jinnah International Airport Karachi, Crime Investigation Department building in Karachi, Intelligence Office in the southern city of Sukkur, and convoy of Law Enforcement Agencies.

On the whole, they were involved in killing of 58 persons, among them a senior police officer in Karachi, and causing injuries to 226 others.

Firearms and explosives were also recovered from their possession. These convicts were tried by military courts.

The army courts were set up after the terrorist attack on an army school in December 2014 for the speedy trial of the terrorism-related crimes.

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  1. Death sentence ordered by General Bajwa smells a change in narrative from the Pakistan side. Indian media, government and other security agencies are keep on demanding Pakistan to take necessary action against terrorists who resorted in the country. It looked unlikely till the day General Bajwa assumed the office. But he was optimistic in building relation with India soon after the General took charge as Pakistan’s army chief. Now this judgement turns out to be a change in narrative from the other side. But this cannot be termed as a full circle as not even the semi circle has drawn so far. Let’s wait for the strategies to be taken by Pakistan.

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