The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday in a majority ruling upheld the establishment of military courts in Pakistan. Petitions challenging the 21st amendment were dismissed in a majority 11-6 vote of the 17-member SC bench.
Last year, the Parliament passed the 21st Amendment and the Pakistan Army Act, 1952, to establish the special courts after the massacre in the Army Public School, Peshawar.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif while addressing in the Parliament lauded the decision of Supreme Court and said decision will aid the country to fight war against monster of terrorism and eliminate terrorists with speedy trials. He was of the view that extra ordinary situation requires extra ordinary measures.
Pakistan was facing the menace of terrorism and with this decision of SC, the government will feel strengthened in the war against terrorism. The decision of Supreme Court was not against human rights rather terrorist will be punished quickly and these courts will prove to be helpful in combating the terrorism more effectively. This decision will discourage the elements who support terrorism.
Pakistan has been fighting a war against terrorism and army has successfully eliminated the terrorist by operation Zarb-e-Azb and Khyber.
Incumbent government has been given nod by the apex court on military courts and constitutional amendments. It is the time that government should focus on other serious issues in spite of wasting time on self-created issues. Matter of de-seating members of PTI from Parliament must be resolved to the earliest. Circumstances are changing very rapidly in our surroundings. After death of their leader Taliban are looking for another Chief, relationships with India are getting worst and it keep violating ceasefire and baseless accusations. Floods created havoc; hundreds of precious lives have been lost along with vital infrastructure. All these matters are of serious nature and required special attention with vision and wisdom.
Supreme Court has given nod to the amendments by Parliament now politicians should focus to redress the grievances of masses rather indulging in self-created theatric in Parliament.