ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) has ordered to stop implementation of military courts’ sentences. According to details, a full court comprising 17 members headed by Chief Justice Nasir-ul- Mulk heard the pleas about 18th and 21st constitutional amendment. SC gave stay order against military courts’ sentences on the request of Supreme Court Bar Association.
While hearing the case, SC issued stay order against the sentences given by military courts and issued notice to attorney general. The court said that firstly, the court would listen to 18th amendment and later 21st amendment would be heard. Earlier, a senior lawyer, Asima Jahangir said that military courts and status of 21st constitutional amendment was already challenged in Supreme Court.
She added that the sentences given by military court should be stopped till the determination of the constitutional status of the military courts. She further said that a family of a prisoner knew about his death sentence through a newspaper, adding that we were fighting for basic rights and did not need clashes among institutions.