Islamabad (Staff Report): A Pakistani law, amended in 2015, allowing secret military courts to try suspects on terrorism charges expired today (Saturday).
Lawmakers introduces a temporary amendment in the state constitution in January 2015, responding to an attack by Pakistani Taliban fighters on a military-run Army Public School in Peshawar that killed scores of children, has expired.
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar said no proposal were under consideration at the moment with regards to a renewal amendment of the military courts since they were created for two years only, media reported.
Nisar added that all pending cases of the military courts would now continue in anti-terrorism courts now.
The interior ministry informed that a total of 275 cases were referred to the military courts and 12 convicts executed. The tribunals sentenced 161 people to death and handed jail terms, mostly life sentences, to 113.