Saturday, February 18, 2017

Asma Jahangir and the military courts "debate"

Asma Jahangir
Asma Jahangir, the courageous Pakistani human rights attorney, has spoken out firmly in opposition to the proposal to revive the country's defunct 21st Amendment military courts. According to this article in The Nation:
Human rights activist Asma Jahangir said that the military courts are not [the] ultimate solution to terrorism. 
Talking [to] this correspondent in the Committee Room of the District Bar, she added that the country needs promotion of civil courts with the independence of the judiciary. 
She reached there in connection with a campaign for Lahore High Court Bar Association presidential candidate Ramzan Chaudhry. She said that it’s time to develop a new broad-based policy in the backdrop of the present circumstances. She said that the Pak Army was an institution of the country. The establishment of military courts earlier was not allowed by the superior judiciary unanimously, she said.

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