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Military courts are the need of the hour, says the ISPR director-general


Military courts are not a wish but the need of the hour.

This was stated by ISPR Director-General Major-General Asif Ghafoor on Friday.

The tenure of military courts, which were established after the 2014 attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar, is set to expire in March.

“A decrease in terrorism has been witnessed [in the country] because of military courts,” said the ISPR director-general.

During a course of four years, 717 cases were filed in military courts, he said, adding that 646 of these cases were decided.

As many as 345 convicts were awarded death sentences during this time out of whom 56 were executed, he said.

He said the decision to give an extension to military courts rests with the Parliament.

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