Supreme Court validates establishment of military courts

05 Aug, 2015 10:09 am

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court rejected the petitions challenging the 18th and 21st Constitutional Amendments and announced the verdict in favour of establishment of Military Courts on Wednesday.

The Apex Court, in an 11-6 decision, dismissed petitions challenging the 21st constitutional amendment wherein military courts have been established to try terrorists.

Earlier, the 17-member full court presided over by Chief Justice Nasarul Mulk had heard the 42 petitions against the 21st and 18th amendments and reserved the judgment on June 26.

Attorney General Aslam Butt and law officers of four provinces presented arguments in favour of the military courts.

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