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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The Wall Street Journal: Pakistan Turns to Gulf Countries to Keep Economy Afloat

Updated 23 January 2019
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The Wall Street Journal: Pakistan Turns to Gulf Countries to Keep Economy Afloat

January 22 – The Wall Street Journal report by Saeed Shah states that Prime Minister Imran Khan has opened a new chapter in Pakistan’s long history of using its strategic position to win foreign support – this time turning to Arab Gulf Nations to help keep the economy afloat.

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