Over 100 people arrested for attacks on military installations on May 9, and trial in military courts underway
ISLAMABAD – The Pakistani government apprised the Supreme Court that trial of civilians involved in the May 9 incidents started in military courts, and a five-member larger bench of the Supreme Court is set to take up about petitions challenging the trials of civilians in military courts today on Monday.
A larger bench including Justice Ijazul Ahsan, Justice Munib Akhtar, Justice Yahya Afridi, Justice Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi and Justice Ayesha Malik will take up the petitions against the trial of civilians in military courts today.
After the unprecedented attacks on May 9, the country's national legislature passed a resolution demanding that the rioters be tried under the Army Act. Later, armed forces revealed that military proceedings against 102 miscreants under way.
The top court is slated to start trial at 11:30 am.
Ousted PM Imran Khan, Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA), PPP leader Aitzaz Ahsan, former chief justice of Pakistan Jawwad S Khawaja, five members of the civil society, Junaid Razzaq and Zaman Khan Vardag moved court challenging the contentious move.
Earlier this year, the apex court turned down plea, filed by senior counsel Faisal Siddiqi on behalf of civil society activists, to constitute a full court for the case.
Former Chief Justice Justice Umar Ata Bandial, in one of the trials, ruled that the court did not want to see Pakistan Army pointing their guns at civilians.
Meanwhile, the current chief justice Qazi Faez Isa observed the court intends to hear important cases — such as the trial of civilians by military courts and election matters — in the coming weeks.
Kakar led Pakistani government apprised the court that trial of civilians involved in the May 9 incidents started in military courts.
The government told the court that the trial is important to protect the rights of the suspects.
At least 102 people were detained for their alleged involvement in the attacks on military installations in the violence that stemmed to the sudden arrest of PTI chief Imran Khan.
Pakistani rupee's value remained stable against US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal and other currencies in the open market.
On Monday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.15 for buying and 287.95 for selling.
Euro rate stands at 309.9 for buying and 310.5 for selling. British Pound GBP rate stands at 359.4 for buying, and 360.05 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED currently hovers around 77.45 while rate of Saudi Riyal stands at 75.82.
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||359.4||360.05|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.38||36.48|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.44||175.44|
The gold remained under pressure as the precious metal moved down despite an upward trend in the international market.
On the first day of the week, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,000 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,043
A single tola of 22-karat gold costs Rs170,539, while 21 karat rate for each tola is Rs. 192,325 and the price of 18k gold is Rs164,850.
In the global market, gold prices hover at around $2086, gaining $14.44 on Monday.
|Lahore||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Karachi||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Islamabad||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Peshawar||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Quetta||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Sialkot||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Attock||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Gujranwala||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Jehlum||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Multan||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Gujrat||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Nawabshah||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Chakwal||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Hyderabad||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Nowshehra||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Sargodha||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Faisalabad||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Mirpur||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|