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It’s upto government: ISPR on reinstatement of military courts

RAWALPINDI: Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major General Asif Ghafoor has said that the decision for reinstatement of military courts lies with the government.

“Forum expressed its confidence on performance of Military Courts. However, decision for reinstatement of Military Courts rests with the government,” Ghafoor said in a statement issued after the 200th Corps Commanders conference held at the GHQ in Rawalpindi on Tuesday.

Military courts, which were established under the National Action Plan (NAP) in the wake of the horrific attack at the Army Public School in Peshawar in December 2014, handed down the death sentence to 161 terrorists before they were expired on January 7. Five hardcore terrorists were executed at Kohat Jail on Tuesday.

M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.