Islamabad, Dec 19: After the moratorium was ended on terror-related cases, the Pakistan Army chief signed the death warrants of six militants on death row. Military spokesman Major General Asim Bajwa tweeted,"COAS (Chief of Army Staff) today signed death warrants of 6 hardcore terrorists (pending execution) convicted by FGCM in accordance with law."
Inside sources confirmed that the six were convicted by the military court and were awaiting execution.
Prison officials and the government have now raised an alert regarding possible jail breaks in the restive northwest province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa following the end of the moratorium. It is, however, not clear when the executions will be conducted, but officials say that this will happen soon.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced to end the Moratorium, a day after the deadly attacks at the Peshawar school. Political and military leaders have vowed in response to wipe out the homegrown Islamist insurgency that has killed thousands of ordinary Pakistanis in recent years.