Pakistan

SAHIWAL – Three militants convicted by military courts were executed on Wednesday at a high security prison in Sahiwal, according to a statement issued by military’s media wing.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations, the militants were involved in committing heinous offences relating to terrorism, including attacks on armed forces and law enforcement agencies.

The military courts, in their two-year tenure, have handed over a total of 161 death sentences of which 21 have been executed so far.

The military courts ceased to function after completing a term of two years in January. They were established in the aftermath of the Army Public School attack back in 2014.

The civilian government is again deliberating over the revival of military courts and parliamentary leaders have agreed in this regard however, the courts would be revived after parliament’s nod.