ISLAMABAD, 19 November: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has advised the President to reject the mercy petitions of four culprits convicted to death by a military court in the Peshawar’s Army Public School (APS) attack case.
“The terrorists who killed innocent schools children do not deserve any mercy. It is the desire of the whole nation that the perpetrators of that heinous act must be executed at any cost,” a statement issued from the Prime Minister Office quoted Muhammad Nawaz Sharif as saying.
Last year on December 16, militants affiliated with the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) carried out a deadly attack on Army Public School, Peshawar which left more than 150 people died including 140 school kids.
After this tragedy, the government with the consent of the political and military leadership decided to devise a new strategy against terrorism and consequently made amendments in the Constitution as a result military courts were established in the country.
These military courts had handed down death sentence to the terrorists involved in APS attack which was later approved by the army chief.