An army brigadier facing court martial for allegedly being a member of banned Hizbut Tahrir (HuT) organization and encouraging army persons to join the outfit has raised objections to the formation of the court meant to hear his case.
Brigadier (retd) Ali Khan, through his lawyer, Colonel (retd) Inam ur Raheem, in an application filed with Lahore High Court (LHC) stated that the five member trial court had not been convened in accordance with the rules of Pakistan Army Act.
Justice Khawaja Imtiaz Ahmed of the LHC issued notices to the defence secretary for May 14 as next date of hearing.
Brigadier Ali has maintained that according to the Pakistan Army Act, a charge sheet needs to be prepared against the accused person and it is then presented before the convening authority, the area corps commander.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 10th, 2012.