SC stays execution of two APS attackers

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court stayed on Tuesday the execution of two men convicted by military courts for their involvement in the Army Public School attack.

The men namely Taj Muhammad and Aliur Rehman were convicted of facilitating the deadly attack on the army-run school on December 16, 2014 that killed over 140, mostly children.

A two-judge bench headed by Justice Dost Muhammad Khan also stayed the execution of two other convicts. Notices have been issued to the attorney general of Pakistan as well as JAG branch to appear in court on February 16.

The bench observed that military courts should give a reason in their judgment.

The Peshawar High Court had rejected the appeals of the four convicts following which their counsel Latif Afridi took up their petitions to the apex court.

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