SC suspends death penalty of three hardcore terrorists convicted by military court

Published: January 22, 2018


Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan has ordered authorities to halt the implementation of an order by a military court which sentenced to death three hardcore terrorists, Express News reports.

A two member bench of the top court under Justice Azamat Saeed on Monday conducted a hearing into appeals filed in the SC against the verdict by three terrorists, namely Shafaqat, Sabir Shah and Muhammad Liaqat.

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After hearing the arguments of the complainants, Justice Saeed ordered the suspension of the military court ruling until further orders, and adjourned proceedings indefinitely.

Muhammad Liaqat had been charged with attacking a journalist, while Sabir Shah and Shafaqat are deemed involved in the murder of Advocate Arshad Ali in Lahore. Earlier, a military court had sentenced all three of them to death.

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Reader Comments (3)

  • Parvez
    Jan 22, 2018 - 1:57PM

    …….and then we wonder why crime and religion related violence is on the rise.Recommend

  • Ameer Qaisrani
    Jan 22, 2018 - 9:51PM

    SC shouldnt be allowed to interfere in the decisions of military courtsRecommend

  • Rex Minor
    Jan 23, 2018 - 4:37AM

    Ameer Qaisran,

    You should thnk God that the country hs not yet the military rule.

    Rex Minor Recommend

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