Pakistan in a major development has hanged four convicts involved in dastardly Peshawar School Massacre. On 16 December 2014, seven gunmen affiliated with the Tehrik-i-Taliban(TTP) conducted a terrorist attack on the Army Public School in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar. The militants, all of whom were foreign nationals, included one Chechen, three Arabs and two Afghans. Their accomplices were many Pakistani Nationals.They entered the school and opened fire on school staff and children, killing 141 people, including 132 schoolchildren, ranging between eight and eighteen years of age. A rescue operation was launched by the Pakistan Army’sSpecial Services Group (SSG) special forces, who killed all seven terrorists and rescued 960 people. On 02 December, 2015 Pakistan hanged four militants involved in the Peshawar massacre.
This was the most horrible terrorist attack ever to occur in Pakistan, surpassing the2007 Karachi bombing.
The attackers were handed the death sentence for their respective roles in the massacre.Maulvi Salam was convicted of harbouring suicide bombers who attacked the Peshawar school, killing 144 people, a majority of them children. The ISPR claimed that he had confessed to his crime and that he was also involved in the killing of two colonels and a senior official of the National Development Complex.
Pertinently, Hazrat Ali was convicted of raising funds for the APS attack and involvement in the killing of 23 Levies Force personnel after their kidnapping.Sabeel was found guilty of being involved in an attack on the Pakistan Air Force’s Peshawar base in 2012 and transporting 10 suicide bombers and of abetment in the APS attack.
Meanwhile, Mujeebur Rehman was convicted of transporting 10 suicide bombers for the attack on the PAF base, being involved in assaults on personnel of law enforcement agencies and abetment in the APS attack.
Certainly,Pakistan has sent a strong message to extremists post Peshawar School Massacre.