ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) puts execution orders on hold passed by military courts to six militants on terror charges, Aaj News reported.
The Supreme Court was hearing a petition filed by the Supreme Court Association (SCBA) challenging the death sentences of terrorists ordered by military courts.
The six militants who were sentenced to death by the military courts are Noor Saeed, Inayatullah, Murad Khan, Israruddin, Haider Ali and Qari Zahir.
Chief of the Army Staff Gen Raheel Sharif certify the capital punishment on April 2.
Asma Jahangir, former president of SCBA, requested the SC to pass an order to stop the execution of the prisoners until the final verdict of constitution application.
The petition also asserted that as the standard-bearer of the constitution, the Supreme Court has to deliver the Basic rights because once the order of execution is preceded; there is no way to reverse the process.
The hearing is postponed until April 22; the SCBA has already challenged the Pakistan Army (Amendment) Act 2015, according to them that the 21st amendment collides with the fundamental right manifest in the constitution.