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KP govt refers 423 cases for trial by military courts

Updated Jan 30, 2015 07:44pm

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In this photo, TNSM chief Sufi Mohammad, in center, arrives to address his supporters in Mingora, Swat on Sunday, April 19, 2009. — AP/File
In this photo, TNSM chief Sufi Mohammad, in center, arrives to address his supporters in Mingora, Swat on Sunday, April 19, 2009. — AP/File

PESHAWAR: Authorities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Friday referred a list of terror suspects to the federal government for trial by military courts.

The 45-page report contains 423 cases of terror suspects for trial by military courts, which also includes the name of Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Mullah Fazlullah.

Peshawar has the highest number of cases — 116 — to be tried by military courts, whereas the remaining 307 cases are from other areas of the province.

Most of the terror suspects were charged for attacks on security forces, government buildings, state installations and killing of civilians.

Tehreek Nifaz-i-Shariah Mohammadi (TNSM) chief Sufi Mohammad and Maulvi Faqeer are among other high profile suspects on the list.

A few of the terror suspects are awaiting trial in jail, while many of them are absconders in Afghanistan.

Data of terrorists of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (1/4)
Data of terrorists of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (1/4)
Data of terrorists of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (2/4)
Data of terrorists of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (2/4)
Data of terrorists of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (3/4)
Data of terrorists of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (3/4)
Data of terrorists of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (4/4)
Data of terrorists of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (4/4)

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umer salahuddin Jan 30, 2015 03:35pm

Good step by KPK government in right direction. No terrorist should be spared from the punishment. In the name of Islam they killed many innocent people even kids.

The Reluctant Fundamentalist Jan 30, 2015 04:15pm

Well done KPK. This is how you handle terrorism. Civilian judiciary is still finding excuses to delay the judicial system and military courts are the answer.

Yawar Jan 30, 2015 04:30pm

"A few of the terror suspects are awaiting trial in jail, while many of them are absconders in Afghanistan." OK, so now can you please tell us what you or anybody else is doing to find the absconders?

Mansoor Jan 30, 2015 04:44pm

brilliant, keep cases coming.

Range Rover Jan 30, 2015 04:44pm

How funny, PTI chose not to vote for the constitutional amendment but sending cases to Military courts. Hypocrisy, thy name is PTI.

Haroon Rashid Khan Jan 30, 2015 04:48pm

Who will bring them back from Afghanistan?

Key Points Jan 30, 2015 05:00pm

Excellent work by KPK government. It takes courage to do that. Lets see if other provinces has courage to do that.

AXH Jan 30, 2015 05:30pm

@Range Rover - You seems to have selective memory. Where and when did PTI say that it was not going to support the military courts? As for not voting, this parliament is a farce.

Waqar Hasan Jan 30, 2015 05:38pm

@Range Rover its not hypocrisy. Its their job as they're in power there. And they supported the idea in the APC.

Omar Jan 30, 2015 07:02pm

Can Punjab govt send Mumtaz Quadri case to military court?

Awais Ali Jan 30, 2015 07:12pm

Outstanding decision by govt of KPK. Where are IK,s bashes? Hope you have gotten answer that you always were misquoting IK as TTP,s sympathizer. He was against Military operation and drones due to collateral damage and killing of innocent lives in that operation and drones.

MSAlvi Jan 30, 2015 07:22pm

PTI did vote for 13th Amendment and military courts. Now KPK is the first to make a list of cases for military courts. That's great.

Zia Jan 30, 2015 07:39pm

@Range Rover PTI had their concern on how Military Court amendment was being implemented. This could have been done by a mere change in Constitution rather than getting a vote in Parliament. There is a proper way of doing it. PTI rather wanted to strengthen the judicial system by giving them some military support. Good Job KP! Thumbs up PTI!

Muzaffar Oklahoma Jan 30, 2015 07:43pm

@Range Rover .They had already resigned from the parliament.They have publicly stated there support to the military courts many times already.

Junaid Jan 30, 2015 08:04pm

@Range Rover I think you are misinformed. PTI did vote in favor of the establishment of military courts. Although like many other party, this not a logical solution to create a parallel judiciary system against the existing one. But since the current judiciary has and has been failing so miserably, that military courts does sound like a logical solution. Also do not forget that PTI is the only party that has never done politics of weapon nor they have any links to militant organization. It takes courage to take action against these militant organization given the security challenges the country faces.

Riaz Jan 30, 2015 08:22pm

Lets hope for speedy justice now.

Zafar Jan 30, 2015 08:35pm

@Range Rover What. They have resigned from the Assembly - so how would they vote for a constitutional amendment. Hypocrisy is you and the likes who have been calling PTI supporters of Taliban. Now you don't have an argument left.

Haider Rehman Jan 30, 2015 08:55pm

And who said, "Other provinces should follow the example of Punjab"?

Pardesi Jan 30, 2015 09:02pm

Well not surprised to see that father of Fazlullah is not known.

G.Qureshi Jan 30, 2015 09:07pm

@Waqar Hasan : Yes, PTI may have supplied the idea but did not have the moral courage to vote for it. This is Hipocrisy.

Nazrul Islam Jan 30, 2015 09:27pm

Good job, this is the only way to treat terrorists

Lin Jan 30, 2015 09:40pm

It is a really good news to hear, that the government machinery is taking steps to insure justice in our society.

shami Jan 30, 2015 10:50pm

List shows most of high profile terrorist "presently in Afghanistan". How will military court trial them?

Jaweed Jan 30, 2015 11:17pm

@Range Rover ... PTI didn't vote for 21st amendment or military courts because all of PTI MNAs had already resigned long before that.

pathanoo Jan 30, 2015 11:48pm

GREAT START.

Omar Jan 31, 2015 02:35am

@Yawar dear they are outside our state jurisdiction. To catch them is the primarily responsibility of state, then the state will hand them over to province then they will be trailed.

Cyrus Ho Jan 31, 2015 03:52am

The military courts guarantee the defendants "speedy trials".

Cyrus Ho Jan 31, 2015 03:54am

@The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Excuses to delay in the name of money, fees and bribes.

Raja Jan 31, 2015 05:40am

These 423 men must be hanged as soon as possible.