Government requests SC to dismiss petitions against civilians’ trials in special courts

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The federal government requested the Supreme Court to dismiss all petitions filed against the trials of civilians in special courts.

The federal government has requested the Supreme Court to dismiss all the petitions, saying that a very important sensitive issue has been brought up in these petitions.

The government has taken the stand that the attack on military and defense installations is a matter of national security, so the trial of those involved in the May 9 incidents in special courts is appropriate.

It should be noted that after the May 9 incidents, the government had decided to prosecute those who damaged military installations in the military court and the cases of many people have been sent to the military court.

Prior to this decision, during the Formation Commanders’ Conference chaired by Army Chief General Asim Munir, it was resolved that those involved in the May 9 incidents, their facilitators and masterminds would be brought to book.

Former chief justice Jawad S Khawaja, senior lawyers Aitzaz Ahsan, Karamat Ali and PTI chairman Imran Khan have filed petitions against civilian cases in military courts.