MULTAN–Four prisoners were sentenced to death by an anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Tuesday for their involvement in an attack on an Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) office in 2009, media reported.
The four suspects; Abdul Raheem, Salman, Afzal and Sajid were sentenced by a court in Multan.
Militants armed with rocket-propelled and hand grenades and a car bomb attacked an office of the ISI in 2009, which left 32 people dead, including security personnel.
During the attack, militants fired a rocket-propelled grenade at a checkpost outside the ISI office, then threw hand grenades and set off their car bomb.
The above mentioned militants had also admitted during interrogation that former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, former foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and former religious affairs minister Hamid Saeed Kazmi had also been on their hit list.
In December, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had approved the lifting of a moratorium on the death penalty after a Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar which killed 150 people, mostly schoolchildren.–Agencies