Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Proposal to allow military courts to try civilians remains in dispute in Pakistan

“To try civilians in military courts is a failure of the civilian judicial system and a wrong message will also go to our judiciary.”

Anonymous source describing
inconclusive deliberations of Pakistani
 National Action Plan Committee
reported here by The Express Tribune

The Daily Times reports that even without legislation, the government is taking steps towards the creation of three military courts to handle terrorism cases in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA): "It is worth mentioning that there is no need of legislation for the establishment of courts in FATA and the president can just issue order for this purpose."

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