A three-member bench, headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, heard the case and halted the death sentence and issued notices to the attorney general and petitioner’s counsel.
The accused, Mohammad Akbar, moved the apex court against the verdict in 2016. The security officials had also recovered a cache of explosive material.
Later, he approached the Supreme Court taking a stance that the military court did not take legal provisions while announcing punishment. The convict’s counsel also contended that his client was not given a chance to defend the allegations against him.