An anti-terrorism court docket (ATC) on Sunday gave the loss of life penalty to a hitman related to the banned outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) for the secraterian killing of three individuals in an assault on a shrine.
Mohammad Ishaq, alias Bobby, was discovered responsible by the decide of ATC-XVI of getting killed Syed Zakir Hussain, Muhammad Nawaz, and Muhammad Younus in firing at Dargah Nazar Ali Shah in Korangi on August 23, 2014.
Ishaq was additionally ordered to pay Rs200,000 blood cash to the following of kin of every of the victims, in addition to to pay the identical quantity to the state.
Moreover, the decide additionally awarded 10-year imprisonment to the convict and imposed a positive of Rs50,000 for inflicting terrorism.
The decide mentioned that the severity of the punishment was meant to behave in opposition to a deterrent in opposition to people who engaged in such acts of hatred and disrespect for human life.
Based on the prosecution, two younger boys had visited the shrine and inquired in regards to the shrine’s caretaker from an worker on the day of the incident. Each the boys turned up after 10 minutes and opened fireplace, killing the three individuals and escaped.
Ishaq and his confederate Asim alias Capri face a number of trials in anti-terrorism courts. They’ve additionally been convicted by a navy court docket for the murders of Navy Police personnel and the homicide of famend Qawwal Amjad Sabri.
This was the third capital punishment award to him inside a month.