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Zardari terms FATA reforms package political gimmick, Vows to integrate FATA in KPK, extension of High Courts jurisdiction, end to FCR

Zardari terms FATA reforms package political gimmick, Vows to integrate FATA in KPK, extension of High Courts jurisdiction, end to FCR

Islamabad (Our Correspondent) Former President Asif Ali Zardari has said that the government was not sincere in implementing FATA reforms package and challenged the government to prove its sincerity. He was addressing a representative gathering of hundreds of tribal people drawn from all tribal agencies and Frontier Regions in Tehkal in Peshawar today on the third […]

US inmate eats possible last meal as courts consider his fate

US inmate eats possible last meal as courts consider his fate

AFP WASHINGTON:  A death row inmate in the US state of Arkansas ate what could be his last meal on Monday amid legal wrangling over his fate. The Arkansas Supreme Court on Monday stayed two executions slated for that evening, but the state’s Attorney General Leslie Rutledge filed an application with the US Supreme Court […]

SCBA files petition against extension of military courts

SCBA files petition against extension of military courts

Our Desk ISLAMABAD:  The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA), on Friday, challenged provisions of the 23rd Constitutional Amendment that gave an extension to military courts. The body said that over the past two years, military courts have failed in combating terrorism in Pakistan and that there is no justification in repeating or extending such an […]

Military courts resume for two years after president gives assent

Military courts resume for two years after president gives assent

President Mamnoon Hussain on Friday gave his assent to an amendment in the Constitution granting legal cover to military courts, Radio Pakistan reported on Friday. The president has signed the Constitution’s 23rd Amendment bill 2017 and Inquiry Commission Bill after which the bills have become Acts. The bills had already been passed by parliament. As […]

PPP rejects bills tabled by federal govt for revival of military courts

PPP rejects bills tabled by federal govt for revival of military courts

PPP rejects bills tabled by federal govt for revival of military courts  TOP SOTRY The PPP on Friday rejected two separate bills pertaining to the reinstatement of military courts presented to parliament by the federal government. The government had tabled the 28th Constitutional Amendment Bill and the Army Act Amendment Bill 2017 for input from […]

PPP denies agreeing to two-year extension in military courts’ tenure

PPP denies agreeing to two-year extension in military courts’ tenure

  PPP denies agreeing to two-year extension in military courts’ tenure By News Desk The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) rubbished on Thursday reports that it had agreed to a federal government proposal to reestablish military courts for two years. “PPP has not agreed to the draft legislative proposals prepared by the government for the revival of military […]

Decision for reinstatement of military courts lies with govt: ISPR

Decision for reinstatement of military courts lies with govt: ISPR

Decision for reinstatement of military courts lies with govt: ISPR By News Desk Published: March 9, 2017 Pakistan Army expressed on Thursday satisfaction on the performance of military courts but said the decision for their reinstatement was to be taken by the government. “Forum expressed its confidence on performance of Military Courts. However, decision for […]

SC finds anomalies in lower court’s handling of Tayyaba case

SC finds anomalies in lower court’s handling of Tayyaba case

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday found anomalies in the way the sessions courts handled the case of the 10-year-old maid tortured by the family of a serving additional district and sessions judge (ADSJ). Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Saqib Nisar ordered the deputy inspector general (DIG) of Islamabad police to investigate all aspects of […]

Litigation made military courts less effective

Litigation made military courts less effective

ISLAMABAD: While the review petitions against about 30 convictions of the military courts are pending adjudication before the Supreme Court, political parties have started a debate on the revival of military’s power to court martial civilian terror suspects. During the last two years, only a few death sentences announced by the military courts were executed […]