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Sindh leads in `Terrorist execution`

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Karachi: Pakistan’s Sindh province, over the past five years has led in executing terrorists in the country, according to the latest statistics collected by the Ministry of Interior.

The ministry’s figures depicts that the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP)-ruled province has more terrorists awaiting executions than the rest of the country.

Death sentences were carried out in 106 cases in Sindh until the last week of November this year, reported Dawn.

There was an unannounced period of prohibition on the death penalty, during the PPP government at the centre (from 2008 to 2013).

Most of the 106 executions have been carried out after the terrorist attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar in December last year.

The number of terrorists facing death penalty is likely to go up in the coming days as the 21st Amendment in January this year has set up 11 military courts. Out of 142 cases of terrorism heard by these military courts, 55 had been finalized and 87 are in process.

The death warrants of four terrorists was signed by Army Chief General Raheel Sharif on December 8(ANI)