RAWALPINDI: Pakistan’s top military leadership has lauded the key role of military courts in reduction of militancy and terrorism across the country.
According to the military’s media wing, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa chaired the 198th Corps Commanders’ conference at the GHQ in Rawalpindi on Tuesday.
The top military brass expressed satisfaction on progress of Operation Zarb-e-Azb and its positive effects on Internal Security.
The Army Chief directed that Counter Terrorism operations to continue and already cleared areas be stabilized. He also directed to intensify efforts for return of TDPs.
The forum reiterated Pakistan Army’s resolve to be prepared to respond to all types of threat.
General Bajwa congratulated efforts of Strategic Organizations on successful test fire of Babur-3. Forum also appreciated performance of Military Courts during the prescribed duration which resulted into reduction of terrorism.
‘Army will continue to render full support to all state institutions working for National Security,’ COAS concluded.
Earlier, the military’s media wing on Sunday announced that ‘the military courts have ceased to function on expiry of mandated period’.
The military courts were established through constitutional amendment following the attack on Army Public School in Peshawar.
During the period of its validity, 274 cases were referred to Military Courts, said ISPR, adding that ‘out of these 161 were awarded death penalty (12 executed) and 113 were awarded imprisonment of varying duration.’ News Desk