Monday, March 25, 2024

They're back

Yes, the Supreme Court of Pakistan is back, again dealing with the hot mess of Intra-Court Appeals in the case concerning the military trials of civilians. Dawn has this detailed report. Everything seems up for grabs. For example:

At the outset of the hearing, Justice Khawaja’s counsel objected to the size of the bench.

“103 suspects are in custody. Their families want to be included in the case proceedings,” Ahmed said, urging the court to allow the suspects’ families to be present for the proceedings.

To this, Justice Khan replied that the courtroom was fully occupied, adding, “There is no objection on [the families] coming to the court; we will look at this matter.”

Justice Khawaja’s counsel further requested the SC to constitute a nine-member larger bench to hear the appeals. Ahmed argued that his client had sought the same in his petition. “It is my request to the court to urge the SC committee to constitute a nine-member bench,” he said.

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