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Military courts challenged in SC

Updated Apr 07, 2017 11:57am

LAHORE: Establishment of military courts under 23rd Amendment has been challenged before the Supreme Court.

Barrister Zafarullah Khan of Watan Party filed a petition at the Lahore registry of the apex court pleading that the establishment of the military courts is against the basic spirit of the Constitution.

He contends that Article 175 of the Constitution defines separate roles for executive and judiciary. Therefore, he says, administrative officers cannot be appointed as judges.

He asks the court to declare the 23rd amendment void for being an extra constitutional act.

Published in Dawn, April 7th, 2017