Pakistan Military Courts Set up to Charge Civilians for Terrorism Cease to Function After 4 Years


Pakistan’s special military courts, which were set up in 2015 to try civilians on terrorism charges, have ceased to exist after the government failed to get the support of the Opposition to extend their tenure, according to a media report on Monday.

The courts were set up weeks after the Peshawar school attack on December 16, 2014, for speedy trial of hardcore militants. The massacre left over 150 people dead, mostly students.

Initially the court were set up for two years but later the tenure was extended in 2017 for another two years. Read More

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