Terrorists to be vanquished this year: Pak army chief

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General Sharif, however, stressed the need for the entire nation to extend support to the armed forces in this regard.

All the "negative forces" in the nexus would be defeated, General Sharif said. General Raheel visited Talar and Turbat districts of Balochistan province before arriving at Gwadar where he held discussions with Baloch elders.

ISPR stated that militants who have been sentenced to death are Mohammad Ghauri, the media in-charge of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan.

The militants belonging to banned outfits were tried by the military courts, which were established unanimously by the Parliament after attack on Army Public School (APS) Peshawar in December 2014. He assured the people of the military's full support for security and development and said the army would continue playing a role in the development of Gwadar Port. On the other hand, the army chief signed death warrants for nine hardcore terrorists, confirming the death sentences awarded to them.

Abdul Qayyum was an active member of the Harkatul Jehad-e-Islam in Punjab.

Ghauri, who was tried on four charges, admitted to his involvement in the attack before the magistrate and the trial court.

Muhammad Imran, also an active member of the TTP, was found to be involved in different terrorist attacks against law enforcement agencies. He was involved in the attack on Inter Services Intelligence Headquarters, Multan, which resulted in death of seven individuals and injuries to 72 individuals. They were involved in killing civilians in Lahore. While accused Rauf Gujjar was punished for target killing of four civilians identified as Syed Shakir Ali Rizvi, Syed Waqar Haider, Syed Arshad Ali and Ghulam Mustafa as well as causing injuries to Abdul Sattar Tahir and Anwar Hussain at Lahore.

Islamabad also amended its constitution to enable military courts to try suspects for two years.

Abdul Rauf was sentenced to death for the murder of four people while the others were involved in the killing of another Shia man and injuring one more.

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