Three Pakistanis sentenced to death for Karachi suicide attack

A special anti-terrorist court sentenced to death three Pakistanis belonging to banned outfits for their involvement in a suicide attack that killed a leading Shia Muslim scholar here four years back.

Last Updated: Sep 30, 2010, 17:46 PM IST

Karachi: A special anti-terrorist court
today sentenced to death three Pakistanis belonging to banned
outfits for their involvement in a suicide attack that killed
a leading Shia Muslim scholar here four years back.

The court also handed down life imprisonment to three
others over the July, 2006 attack in which Allama Hasan Turabi
and his nephew were killed outside the scholar`s house in
Gulshan-e-Iqbal area.

Police had arrested six persons belonging to banned
outfits in connection with the attack.

The court announced the death sentence for Amanullah,
Sultan and Rehman while Ashfaq, Rahimullah and Akbar were
sentenced to life.

The lawyers for the convicts they would appeal against
the decision in the higher courts.

Suicide bomb attacks, while common in other parts of
Pakistan, have been rare in Karachi which has, however, seen
an upsurge in sectarian violence in recent months.

PTI