Altaf against use of military courts on political basis

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain has stated that military courts should not be used on political basis and its role should be limited to matters of Taliban, suicide bombers and those targeting military installations, Geo News reported.

Speaking to Geo News, Altaf Hussain said, “decision about military courts, taken in the parliamentary parties meeting was not unanimous as MQM has submitted its dissident note on it.”

Instead of calling military courts’ decision ‘unanimous’, it should be written as ‘majority’ verdict, he maintained.

MQM chief further said, “it’s hypocritical behaviour of some parties who accepted the military courts decision before the Chief of Army Staff and opposed it when they came out.”