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Military courts challenged in SC

Updated Apr 07, 2017 11:57am

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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

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Comments (2) Closed



Saif ZulfiqaR Apr 07, 2017 01:36pm

Barrister should know that everything has been done by the approval of parliament. Parliament has full power to amend the Constitution.

Jafri Apr 07, 2017 04:12pm

The biggest problem of Pakistan is that in the name of democratic system we are living under the crime and criminal protecting system.The prosecution,police,NAB,development projects all other similar institutions are working against the interest of general public and against the interest of Pakistan economy.The poor prosecution help to release the criminal of Governing party in the name of Democracy.The system require modification to protect the democracy from such crime.