Verdict reserved on plea against military trial of civilians

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved the verdict on a plea seeking the formation of a full court in military courts trial case. 

A six-member bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial, and comprising Justice Ijazul Ahsan, Justice Munib Akhtar, Justice Yahya Afridi, Justice Sayyed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi, and Justice Ayesha Malik, reserved the verdict while hearing the identical petitions challenging the government’s decision to conduct trials of civilians in military courts.

“[Court] will hold consultations on this matter now. [We] will inform about the opinion in 15 minutes if the consultations are completed,” CJP Bandial said. 

During the hearing today, the CJP discussed the plea with other petitioner in the case and then reserved the verdict on Siddiqi’s application. He said that the bench would announce the decision after discussion.

Justice Bandial added that lawyers would be informed in the instance of a delay in the vediict.

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