Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday stayed the execution of 3 men convicted by military courts for their involvement in the Army Public School attack.

A two-member bench of the apex court comprising Justice Dost Muhammad and Justice Qazi Faez Isa ordered a stay on the implementation of the military court decision.

The families of the convicts had challenged the military court verdict through petitions filed in the Peshawar High Court (PHC), however, after PHC dismissed the appeals, they moved the Supreme Court.

The court issued notices to the attorney general and jail branch, and directed the former to explain the dismissal of the appeals.

The three men — Mohammad Zubair, Ali Rehman and Taj Mohammad — were convicted of facilitating and abetting the deadly attack in Dec 2014 that killed over 140, mostly children.