Rawalpindi: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday confirmed the death sentences awarded to another eight hardcore terrorists, who were involved in heinous offences related to terrorism, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.

According to the statement, the terrorists were involved in the killing of innocent civilians, slaughtering soldiers of Law Enforcement Agencies and Armed Forces of Pakistan.

“These terrorists include those who planned and executed an attack on persons of Ismaili Community at Safoora Chowrangi Karachi, wherein 45 persons died on the spot and six others got injured.”

ISPR said that the terrorists also include those who killed social worker Ms Sabeen Mehmood, kidnapped two Chinese engineers and a civilian for ransom.

“On the whole, they were involved in the killing of 90 persons and injuring 99 others. Explosives were also recovered from their possession. These convicts were tried by military courts. Besides, three other terrorists have been awarded imprisonment”, the statement added.