Dawn: PHC sets aside conviction of 74 ‘militants’ by military courts

In this file photo, the Peshawar High Court is seen desolated during a strike called by Pakistan Bar Council against the attack of terrorist on Islamabad court, in Peshawar on March 03, 2014. (Shutterstock)
Updated 19 October 2018
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Dawn: PHC sets aside conviction of 74 ‘militants’ by military courts

October 19 – Dawn report by Waseem Ahmad Shah states that  in a major setback to the government, the Peshawar High Court on Thursday set aside convictions of 74 suspected militants most of whom were sentenced by military courts to death in cases of terrorism. A bench comprising Chief Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth and Justice Lal Jan Khattak pronounced a short order to allow 74 writ petitions mostly filed by close relatives of the convicts who claimed that the military courts had no jurisdiction to conduct trials of offences committed more than three years ago.

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Eurasian times: Pakistani JF-17, Indian HAL Tejas or Korean FA-50: Which Fighter Jet Will Malaysia Finally Buy?

Updated 18 April 2019
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Eurasian times: Pakistani JF-17, Indian HAL Tejas or Korean FA-50: Which Fighter Jet Will Malaysia Finally Buy?

April 17: Malaysia is evaluating between Pakistani JF-17, Indian HAL Tejas or Korean FA-50 Golden Eagle Fighter Jets. Malaysia was initially eyeing larger jets like the Rafael and Typhoon, but that plan was shelved due to budget constraints, and the country is now exploring light combat aircrafts like JF-17, HAL Tejas and FA-50 Golden Eagle.

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