Army Court decision cannot be challenged in any Court of Law: Army tells LHC


LAHORE: Pakistan Army official on Thursday told the Lahore High Court (LHC) that the decision of an Army Court of Appeal could not be challenged before any court of law.

The Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General (DAJAG) of 4 Corps headquarters submitted this through a deputy attorney general before a LHC divisional bench, which was reviewing a petition of a former havaldar Niaz Ahmad against his death sentence by the army court.

Niaz Ahmad and a co-accused, Majid Wazir, had killed their colleague, Abdul Rehman, while on duty at the Kortana post in Punjab’s Sheikhupura district.

In a three-page reply, the DAJAG said the accused had availed all remedies available to him under the Pakistan Army Act and his final appeal was dismissed by the Army Court of Appeal.

It said under section 133-B of the Pakistan Army Act, “the decision of the Army Court of Appeals cannot be called into question before any court or other authority whatsoever.” 

It said the petition was liable to be rejected for being not maintainable.