Parliament to decide fate of military courts: DG ISPR

DG ISPR warns of befitting response if India attacks

RAWALPINDI: Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor on Friday said that the country’s criminal justice system has failed to punish the terrorists.
In an interview, he said that the military courts had been established with the consensus after terrorist attack on APS to root out terrorism.
The ISPR DG said that the parliament had given two year extension to the military courts.
Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor said that the military courts had not been the wish of the Pakistan Army but national requirement, adding that if the parliament decides to back the extension, the military courts would continue work.
The ISPR DG went on to say that the military courts had 717 cases out of which 646 were logically concluded during a time span of four years, adding that 345 terrorists had been handed death sentences.


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