Tuesday, January 17, 2017

So there was a briefing after all

The Nation carries this report on Pakistan's festering military courts issue. Excerpt:
The second in-camera meeting between the government and major opposition parties ended in a stalemate as both the parties were at odds over the issue of military courts.

The controversial military courts, created in wake of the [December 2014] Army Public School massacre to try civilian on terrorism charges, had ceased to function after the expiry of their mandated period earlier this month. 
The meeting was chaired by National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq at the parliament house. Federal Minister for Law and Justice Zahid Hamid briefed the meeting on the performance of the military courts. 
Opposition members demanded of the government to come up with more details in the next meeting. They also demanded an in-camera session of parliament over the issue. Both the parties are set to meet again on January 31.
Why should Parliament meet in secret about reviving these courts? 

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