Saturday, July 30, 2016

More cases may be headed for Pakistani military courts

Pakistani provincial authorities have sent another 426 cases to the Interior Ministry for decision on whether they should be referred to the military courts established under the 21st Amendment. Details here. The Supreme Court of Pakistan already has on its docket a number of challenges to military court judgments.

The 21st Amendment expires in January. A cynic might wonder if this tranche of new cases is a ploy to persuade Parliament to extend it or make it permanent.

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