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Pakistan Supreme Court seeks trial record of those sentenced by military courts

Justice Asif Saeed Khosa remarked, 'Can the military court put to trial the civilians who cross the border inadvertently.'



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Published: Tue 23 Jun 2015, 11:06 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 2:59 PM

Islamabad: The Supreme Court (SC) has expressed displeasure over non-filing of the trial record of the terrorists sentenced to death by military courts and directed the Attorney General (AG) to file the same within 24 hours.

Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja remarked, “No separate methodology can be adopted to run system of life. The constitution has conferred powers on all institutions including government and no institution can exercise this power contrary to will of people and the constitution. The preface is formed after British law is implemented but with us the matter is something else.”

Justice Asif Saeed Khosa remarked, “Can the military court put to trial the civilians who cross the border inadvertently.”

Justice Sarmad Jalal Usmani remarked, “If civilians come here from other side and go to other side from here even then they will not be court-martialled.” A 17-member full bench presided over by Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk took up the case for hearing.


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