Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – A constitutional amendment to give extension to military courts has been challenged in Supreme Court on Tuesday.

The applicant stated that members of the parliament had made violation of their oaths by casting vote in favour of the military courts.

The applicant urged the court to suspend the membership of those who gave go head to extension of military courts.

On March 21, the National Assembly had approved the 28th amendment to Constitution of Pakistan paving the way for the extension of military courts.

Law Minister Zahid Hamid had presented the Pakistan Army Act Amendment Bill, 2017 in the Assembly for approval where 253 members voted in favour of the motion while four opposed the motion thereby showing two-third majority.