ISLAMABAD, Dec. 28 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday confirmed death sentences to eight hardcore terrorists after they were found guilty of carrying out terrorist acts, the military said in a statement.
The military also said that all the convicts were tried by military courts.
Three others were awarded imprisonment, the statement from the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. The convicts were involved in an attack on a bus in Karachi in May 2015 that killed 46 people. All slain people belonged to minority Ismaili Shia Muslims.
They were also behind the killing of a women rights activist, Sabeen in Karachi last year and attacks on law enforcement agencies, the army said.
The army chief had awarded death sentences to another 13 hardcore terrorists on Dec. 16 for heinous offenses related to terrorism, including killing and slaughtering of innocent civilians, officials of law enforcement agencies and armed forces of Pakistan.
The convicts are associated with the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and other armed groups.
The army courts were set up after the terrorist attack on an army school in December 2014 for the speedy trial of the terrorism-related accused.