ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has sentenced to death five naval officers for their involvement in a deadly attack on a Karachi dockyard in 2014, the father of one of the men and their lawyer said Tuesday.
The September 2014 attack on the Pakistan Navy Shipyard (PNS) Zulfiqar left one Pakistani officer and three attackers dead, while seven sailors were wounded.
“My son has informed me that a naval court has awarded him and four other officers the death penalty for charges such as having links with the militant Islamic State group (IS), mutiny, hatching a conspiracy and carrying weapons in the dockyard,” said Saeed Ahmed, a retired army major and father of one of the convicted men, sub-lieutenant Hammad Ahmed.
Ahmed added his son was convicted on April 12 but he only became aware of it last week when he visited him in prison. …Agencies