The petition comes a day after the caretaker Sindh government and Shuhada Forum also filed an appeal against the Supreme Court decision
- The government wants the apex court to cancel the October 23 decision.
- Urged the Supreme Court to reinstate Section 59(4) of the Army Act 1952.
- This petition comes after the Sindh government and Shuhada Forum also filed appeals.
ISLAMABAD: The government has approached the Supreme Court with an appeal against the order of a five-member bench declaring the trial of civilians in military courts illegal. geo news on Friday.
In its intra-court appeal, the Defense Ministry urged the top court to set aside the October 23 verdict and reinstate the sections of the Official Secrets Act that the bench had declared illegal. In this, the Supreme Court has also been urged to restore Section 59(4) of the Army Act.
The petition also warns that declaring some sections of the Army Act and the Official Secrets Act illegal will cause harm to the country.
The Defense Ministry’s plea comes a day after the caretaker Sindh government and Shuhada Forum, Balochistan made separate requests to the Supreme Court to quash its verdict declaring trials of civilians in military courts as unconstitutional.
Sindh Chief Secretary filed an appeal under Section 5 of the Supreme Court (Practice and Procedure) Act 2023 read with Article 184(3) of the Constitution against the order passed by the apex court in petitions challenging the trial of civilians in the Army . Courts.
The caretaker provincial government prayed the top court to allow its appeal against the October 23 summary order.
It prayed the court to suspend the operation of the summary order pending the appeal.
On October 23, a five-member larger bench of the apex court headed by Justice Ijajul Ahsain and comprising Justice Munib Akhtar, Justice Yahya Afridi, Justice Mazahir Ali Akbar Naqvi and Justice Ayesha A Malik declared the trial of civilians in military courts as unconstitutional. done. ,
It was also agreed that the 103 persons and others who may be held in connection with the incidents arising out of 9 and 10 May may be tried by criminal courts established under the general or special law of the country.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and others have approached the apex court against the military trials on the grounds that they lack transparency.
The decision to use military courts was taken by the government of Shehbaz Sharif, who completed his term in August and handed over a caretaker government that will oversee elections in January.
Hundreds of Imran Khan supporters stormed military and government establishments and even set a general’s house on fire following the brief arrest of the former prime minister by the Punjab Rangers.