New developments reported over the Military Courts cases in Peshawar High Court
*ISLAMABAD - **New developments reported over the Military Courts cases in Peshawar High Court.*
*The Peshawar High Court took up the appeals of 200 people against the convictions given by the military courts on Tuesday.*
Additional Attorney General Qazi Babar Irshad appeared on behalf of the federal government in the case. Advocate general Shumail Butt appeared too.
Butt said that the cases are being heard by Supreme Court almost every day.
Chief Justice Waqar Ahmed Seth said that they can do their own work and we will do ours.
We have submitted the record of 70 cases, a representative of the XI Corps told the court. “The lawyers haven’t come to see the record.” We have brought the record of 75 more people, the representative added.
The chief justice told the representative to submit the record in the case. We have information on 150 cases, but there are 200 cases altogether, he added.
“The people are scared of you so just submit the record in the court,” the PHC top judge remarked.
Irshad argued that the Peshawar High Court doesn’t have the authority to hear appeals against military convictions under Article 199 (5) of the Constitution. The laws deals with the jurisdiction of the high court.