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Anti-terrorism court established in Islamabad

April 19, 2013

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Former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf.—Photo by AFP/File

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Federal Ministry of Law and Justice issued a notification on Friday for the establishment of an anti-terrorism court (ATC) in the capital city, Islamabad, DawnNews reported.

According to the notification, sessions judge Kausar Abbas Zaidi has been given the charge of the ATC.

Sources said that the anti-terrorism court was established for hearing the judges’ detention case pertaining to the illegal confinement of 62 judges by former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf after he declared a state of emergency in the country in 2007.