Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Not so fast!

The government's proposal to amend the Pakistani Constitution to permit military courts to try civilians at first seemed to have broad parliamentary support, but cracks are appearing. Two parties seem to have jumped ship. The Express Tribune writes:
"Top opposition groupings Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) reneged from their earlier pledge to back speedy trial courts run by military officers to prosecute hardcore militants. The move is seen as a serious setback to the government’s efforts for building consensus over the National Action Plan."

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