Govt decide to be extended Military courts to Giglit-Baltistan, AJK

ISLAMABAD: During a meeting to review implementation of the National Action Plan (NAP) on Tuesday, the government decided to extend the scope of military courts to Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
The high-level meeting at the Prime Minister’s House in the federal capital approved that Gilgit-Baltistan and AJK Councils would also adopt the 21st Constitutional Amendment as well as the Amendment in the Army Act 1952 to facilitate formation of military courts in those areas.
The premier was also briefed on legislative and administrative measures as well as the progress on sub-committees regarding implementation of the NAP.
As part of the NAP, it was also decided to set up military courts in the country to try terror suspects. Last month, political parties had reached a consensus on the establishment of military courts after several rounds of a multi-party conference which was also attended by the country’s military leadership.