The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), media wing of Pakistani Army has notified in a statement that 10 terrorists found guilty of killing famous Qawwal singer Amjad Fareed Sabri have been given death sentences. General Qamar Javed Bajwa, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) has approved of the death penalty for terrorists found guilty of murdering the singer.
The terrorist were being tried in the special military court on charges of killing 62 people, conspiring against the state, killing of security forces in addition to the ruthless murder of Amjad Sabri in broad daylight. The terrorists who have been given death sentence are Muhammad Ishaq, Muhammad Rafique, Muhammad Arish, Habibur Rehman, Muhammad Fayaz, Ismail Shah, Muhammad Fazal, Hazrat Ali, Muhammad Asim and Habibullah.
Muhammad Ishaq along with one other convicted terrorist admitted to the killing of Sabri and striking at Law Enforcement Agencies (LEA) which lead to the death of 17 Pakistani officials. Weapons and explosives were found in the ownership of these terrorists. Other terrorists found guilty of killing army and LEA personnel are personnel Muhammad Fayyaz, Ismail Shah, Fazal Muhammad, Ali and Habibullah. Muhammad Rafique and Habibur Rehman were also given capital punishment for attacks on LEA at separate instances. All the convicts are members of Tehreek-e-Taliban Hakimullah Masood, the banned organization in Pakistan.
Sabri (45) was killed on 22 June, 2016 by two gunmen on motorcycle when he was traveling in Liquatabad, Karachi. Tehreek-e-Taliban Hakimullah Masood group claimed the responsibility for the attack on the singer.
(Source: The Hindu, Tribune)