Pak terror attack
Men carry the coffin of a student who was killed during an attack by Taliban gunmen on the Army Public School, during a funeral in Peshawar on 16 December, 2014.Reuters

Pakistan's Army Chief Raheel Sharif signed the death warrants of six terrorists on Thursday, a day after Pakistan lifted the moratorium on capital punishment following the Peshawar school attack that left 132 children and several others dead.

The armed forces' Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) spokesperson tweeted that Sharif, who is the Chief of Army Staff, signed the death warrants of six terrorists convicted by the Field General Court Martial.

The six are likely to be hanged on Friday at Rawalpindi's Adiala Prison, sources told The Express Tribune.

The terrorists were reportedly involved in terror attacks on General Headquarters and on General Musharaff.

Seventeen more terrorists are likely to be executed in the coming days after President Mamnoon Hussain rejected the mercy pleas of the criminals convicted for terrorism.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had lifted the moratorium on death penalty in terror cases after the Peshawar attack.

Pakistan's Twitterati have been demanding public execution of terrorists since the dastardly school attack in Peshawar that sent shock waves around the world.

The hashtag #WeWantPublicExecutionTomorrow has been trending in Pakistan since the day of the attack, as netizens poured out their anger and grief on social media platforms.

Pakistan seems to be cracking down on terrorists after the school attack, and on Friday, the armed forces claimed to have killed more than 30 militants in ground action in the Khyber region.

However, it came under criticism from India after the reported bail to a prime accused in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks.

However, reports on Friday suggested that the accused, Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, is still in jail.

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