Military Courts are the need of the hour: General (R) Sharif

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Military Courts are the need of the hour: General (R) Sharif

SWITZERLAND / DAVOS: Pakistan former Army Chief General (R) Raheel Sharif, the architect of the operation "Zarb-e-Azb" in Pakistan which broke the back bone of the terrorism in Pakistan has spoken at length about the importance of the Military Courts in Pakistan.

General (R) Raheel Sharif speech at World Economic Forum

Former army chief General (retd) Raheel Sharif has said the military courts were the need of the hour and helped Pakistan win the war against terrorism by dispensing swift justice.

“The military courts had convicted 170 individuals but there is still a very long list. The military courts were the need of the hour,” Raheel said on Tuesday while speaking at a session during the 1st day of the 47th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF).

The session, titled ‘Terror¬ism in the Digital Age’, was also attended by UN Counter Terrorism Committee’s Executive Director Jean-Paul Laborde, King Faisal Centre for Research and Islamic Studies Chairman Turki Al Faisal Al Saud, and Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

The participants acknowledged Pakistan’s efforts to curb terrorism.

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Over 100 mothers of innocent children who had been martyred in a barbaric attack on Peshawar’s Army Public School demanded that the culprits be hanged publicly on the school premises, he said, adding that “unusual times require unusual arrangements”.