ISLAMABAD: No more execution will done through military courts. The Supreme Court on Friday reserved a verdict in case which challenged the 18th and 21st amendment of the constitution, Aaj News reported
The case challenged the establishment of military courts with the argument that they violate the constitution.
A 17-member bench under Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk presided over the hearing, on Friday.
Seniour counsel Hamid Khan represented the Lahore High Court Bar, while Asma Jehangir represent the Supreme High Court Bar.
The case challenged the establishment of military courts under the 21st Ammendment questioning the right of the apex court to make constitutional amendments.
While hearing the case Justice Asif Saeed Khosa said, that dictators had divided political parties among themselves. Under Former General Parvez Mushraff’s rule three major political party leaders were sent in exile.
Military courts were established in Pakistan after the December 16, Army Public School attack carried out by the Taliban which killed 150. Trials through military courts were held secretly.
Asma Jehangir, prominent lawyer and one of the petitioners had claimed that families of victims tried through military courts had no idea when hearing of the case started, and their only source of information was the media.
She said, through these military courts the accused right to trial was challenged.