PESHAWAR: Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Thursday remarked that the constitution needs to be interpreted to run civilian cases in military courts.
As per details, a division bench of the PHC comprised of Justice Ishtiaq Ibrahim and Justice Sahibzada Asadullah heard the petitions filed against trials in military courts of cases against those accused of attacking military installations.
The petitioner’s lawyer told the court that seven suspects have been handed over to the military in these cases.
“These cases require interpretation of the Constitution,” Justice Ibrahim remarked.
He further noted that under the army’s Official Secrets Act, a court-martial is held.
“How can cases of civilians be tried under the Official Secrets Act,” Justice Ibrahim questioned.
The judge then adjourned the hearing in these cases to June 13 and told the parties to come prepared on the next hearing.