ATC awards life term to Al-Qaeda member



LAHORE, Aug 16: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Lahore awarded life term to an Al Qaeda member, Khurram Shahzad, with an order to confiscate his entire property

The verdict came on a charge sheet submitted by the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD), Lahore.

The convict, a resident of Rawalpindi, was arrested by the CTD from Lorry Ara on May 13 with a recovery of a hand-grenade and 10kg of explosive material from him.

Shahzad also confessed that he had planted a bomb in the washroom of a bus stand that was recovered by the CTD officials.

The charge sheet and prosecution revealed that the convict belonged to Al Qaeda and was involved in transporting arms, ammunition and explosives to carry out attacks across the country.

The CTD presented the suspect before the ATC after completion of charge-sheet. After a cross- examination of witnesses and trial, ATC Judge Muzaffar Husain Shah announced the verdict.



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