ISLAMABAD – Pakistan's army chief has confirmed death sentences for 10 convicted militants, including the killer of a well-known Sufi singer.
The military said Monday that military courts found the "terrorists" guilty of taking part in separate attacks that killed 62 people. The trials are closed to the public, but defendants are allowed to hire lawyers.
One of those whose sentence was confirmed was found guilty of a 2016 attack in Karachi that killed Amjad Sabri. Sabri and his late father, Ghulam Farid Sabri, were renowned qawwali singers, a style of music rooted in Islamic mysticism.
Pakistan resumed military trials for alleged terrorists and lifted a moratorium on the death penalty after a 2014 attack on a school in Peshawar that killed more than 150 people, mostly young students.