Monday, August 24, 2015

Pakistan Peoples Party demands military courts

The Pakistan Peoples Party has demanded the establishment of military courts in Gilgit-Baltistan, according to this report.
“The government should not delay establishing military courts in the region since everyone is on board with the idea,” former deputy speaker Jamil Ahmed told the media in Gilgit on Saturday. 
“A delay in establishing military courts in the region will delay the implementation of [the National Action Plan],” he said.
Gilgit-Baltistan is an autonomous self-governing region that has not been formally integrated into Pakistan for reasons discussed here and here. Editor's hunch: the PPP demand may have as much to do with altering the region's constitutional status as with suppressing crime.

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