PAKISTAN: DEATH SENTENCE, 112-YR JAIL TERM FOR CONVICT
June 20, 2012: A Pakistani anti-terrorism court gave the death sentence and a 112-year prison term to a man involved in a case in which 13 people were killed when explosives stored in his house went off. Riaz Ali, a resident of Mian Chanu in Khanewal district of Punjab, was convicted and sentenced by the anti-terrorism court in Multan. The prosecution said a large quantity of explosives stored in Ali's house exploded on July 13, 2009.
As a result of the blast, 13 people were killed and 29 others injured. The explosion also destroyed about 35 nearby houses. The court ordered Ali to pay a fine of Rs 1.5 million.
The court acquitted Ali's brother, Imtiaz Ali, and another accused, giving them the benefit of the doubt.
(Sources: PTI, 21/06/2012)