WEB DESK: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has advised the President to reject the mercy petitions of all four convicted terrorists of Army Public School (APS) Peshawar terrorist attack who were sentenced to death by the military courts on the charge of terrorist attack on Army Public School Peshawar in December 2014.
While performing his constitutional obligation under article 105 of the Constitution, the prime minister said that Pakistan has been changed after the Peshawar tragedy.
The brutal and merciless killings of our children convinced us that the perpetrators of such crimes do not deserve any mercy. Immediately, after the Army Public School tragedy, the state, the elected representatives in the Parliament, all political parties and every single state institution unanimously decided to bring the perpetrators of this crime to justice even if required amendments in the laws.
The prime minister said, “Establishment of Military Courts through these amendments has enabled us to bring the perpetrators of most heinous crimes to justice in a short span of time. The death sentence awarded to the four terrorists, in fact, was the will of the entire nation. By recommending the mercy petition of these terrorists I am also but reflecting the will of the people and honouring the promise made to the families of my children who lost their lives in the Army Public School tragedy.”-PR