Case closed: PHC upholds military court’s judgment

He was convicted of carrying out attacks on security forces

Our Correspondent December 24, 2015
Peshawar High Court. PHOTO: PPI


A division bench of the Peshawar High Court dismissed a writ petition appealing the court to set aside the death sentence awarded by a military court.

The bench comprising PHC Chief Justice Mazhar Alam Miankhel and Justice Irshad Qaiser heard an appeal filed by Mashooqa Bibi, a resident of Bajaur Agency.

The applicant contended that her family was living near the Pak-Afghan border where her brother Aslam Khan was arrested. At the time when he was arrested by the border forces, he was crossing the border from Afghanistan to Pakistan.

She said the family did not know about the whereabouts of Aslam, and on September 22, they came to know from media reports that he has been awarded a death sentence. He was convicted of carrying out attacks on security forces. However, she said he was not involved in such activities.

She asked the court to set aside the military court judgment and release her brother. However, the bench upheld the military court judgment and dismissed the petition.

Meanwhile, the Control of Narcotics Substances Court sentenced two drug peddlers to life imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs50,000 on them. A juvenile offender, also involved in the same crime, was punished.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 25th, 2015.


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