LAHORE – Lahore high court bar opposes the establishment of Military courts criticizing that existing judicial system may be reformed instead of military courts as it is a shifting of parliament’s burden to establishment, PakistanTribe received media reports.
Lahore high court bar strongly opposed the establishment of Military courts and said that there may be flaws in democracy but it is much more than better than Martial Law. It was said that establishing the military courts is like handing over the responsibilities of parliament to the military.
It was also said that the attack on Peshawar School is not the failure of judiciary then why there is mistrust on the judicial system of Pakistan.
However a well know jurist Aitzaz Ahsan talked about the constitutional immunity about the establishment of military courts that Aitzaz Ahsan said that Military courts will work as per constitutional act of 244/245 which allows Pakistan Army to play its role to defend the country.
Senator Aitzaz Ahsan was taking to media and said that there is no need for amending the constitution of Pakistan of 1973 for establishing of military courts as constitution allows government to utilize the Pakistan Military for defence of state when country is in state of war.
He said that as it is a state of war for Pakistan so the constitutional immunity may be availed to increase the authorities of court martial. He added that it is the subject matter of defense situation of Pakistan as Pakistan Army’s prime responsibility is to safeguard Pakistan externally and to assist government internally in case of insurgency and Pakistan is in state of war.
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