Military courts not acceptable, says Khursheed Shah

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Islamabad, January 10: Opposition leader Khursheed Shah, while presiding over the advisory meeting of opposition parties said that Pakistan Peoples Party will oppose the reenactment of Military courts.

While speaking to media about the Peoples Party’s stand, he said, “It has been our point of view from the first day.”

The meeting is held after Monday, when the federal government asked about the amendment in the constitution. Government consulted to reinforce the controversial military courts with the mutual consent of opposition parties.

Jamat-e-Islami (JI) announced that they would also oppose the reinforcement of military courts. Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) representative said, “PTI would not give its point of view until it listens the government’s stance on the issue”.

The meeting was also attended by Shireen Mazari of PTI, Naveed Qamar of PPP and Sahibzadah Tariqullah from JI.

It is expected that a meeting of opposition leaders will be held soon with Ayyaz Sadiq, Speaker of National Assembly.

In January 2015, military courts were legalized in Pakistan for two years after the gloomy incidence of Army Public School, Peshawar attack. These courts were aimed to take the trials of the terror suspects. Total 275 cases were referred to the these courts, out of which 12 were executed. Most of the convicts were sentenced to death and handed jail terms.

 

 

 

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