Military Courts: 45 New Cases Finalised For Trial

Military Courts: 45 New Cases Finalised For Trial |PakistanTribe.com

Military Courts: 45 New Cases Finalised For Trial |PakistanTribe.comISLAMABAD – As Supreme Court confirms the establishment of military courts on Wednesday 5 August, now the interior ministry has finalized a 45 more cases for the trial by military courts.

The preventive order against the execution of six terrorists sentenced by military courts in April is also expired.

On April 16, the apex court had stayed the executions, while hearing the petitions challenging the legality of the special courts.

Sources at the Interior Ministry told, the committee constituted for the scrutiny of the cases had selected these 45 cases from 600 cases of terrorism. Then draft a final list of cases to be tried by military courts.

According to sources, the Punjab government had sent 55 cases for review to the interior ministry, the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) referred 423 cases.

Sindh forwarded 46 while 54 cases had been sent to the committee for trail by military courts.

The Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) had recommended seven cases, while 12 cases had been forwarded by Gilgit Baltistan.

The eight member committee, comprising senior officials of the interior ministry, judge advocate general (JAG) branch of the army, advocate general Islamabad and officials of the law ministry, inspected the cases sent by the provinces.

The final list includes eight cases from Punjab, 22 from Balochistan, and 10 from Sindh and 5 from Gilgit Baltistan.

No case of target killing or extortion has been forwarded by the interior ministry to the military courts.

The process has been put in place by the government to ensure that only the cases of ‘jet black terrorists’ are sent to the special courts.

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