Khawaja Asif applauds SC decision on military courts

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif Wednesday applauded the verdict of Supreme Court on the establishment of military courts and dismissing petitions challenging the 18th and 21st amendments.

Talking to media person outside the Parliament House, the minister said that superior judiciary has endorsed the Parliament’s decision, which was taken keeping in view the present situation in the country.

Khawaja Asif said that the apex court had declared military courts for specific time which would discourage terrorists and strengthen the fight against them.

He said today is an important day for Pakistan’s politics, democracy and history, adding that the decision would make the ongoing war against terrorism more effective.

To a question, the minister said the entire set up has already existed for smooth working of the military courts. High profile cases and trial would be shifted to these courts automatically.

The military courts would start working soon after endorsement by the Supreme Court, he added.

Khawaja Asif said the country’s armed forces rendered great sacrifices in the war against terrorism to restore peace under the leadership of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif. They are fighting in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Karachi to root out terrorism and criminals.

Source: APP