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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Azer News: Islamabad hosts Uzbekistan-Pakistan business council conference

Updated 19 November 2018
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Azer News: Islamabad hosts Uzbekistan-Pakistan business council conference

November 18 – Azer News states that a Video Link Conference was held at the Embassy of Republic of Uzbekistan in Islamabad on Saturday between the Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the members of Uzbekistan-Pakistan Business Council (UPBC), Pakistan's Dispatch News Desk agency reported. More than 50 representatives from the business community of Islamabad and Rawalpindi attended the meeting.

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