Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Pakistani opposition parties not [yet] persuaded about military court revival

Judging by this article in the Daily Times, a number of Pakistan's political parties are not [yet] sold on the idea of reviving the military courts whose constitutional charter expired on January 7th. Global Military Justice Reform is not in a position to handicap the matter, although there does some to be a lot less enthusiasm -- and more willingness to ask tough questions -- than there was when the 21st Amendment was enacted in 2015. Leave your dial where it is.

For a sense of how the renewal issue is being manipulated, consider this article, which reports that parents of victims of the Army Public School massacre (the December 2014 event that led to enactment of the 21st Amendment) favor extension; other parents said those who had spoken out did not necessarily represent the views of everyone.

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