NIAS Strategic Forecast, "Military Courts in Pakistan: Will they return? What are the implications?"

Publication Type:

Report

Source:

(2017)

Abstract:

During the first week of January 2017, many in Pakistan were surprised, when the government allowed the earlier Parliamentary legislation on the military courts to elapse. The civil society in Pakistan, to a large extent, responded positively to this development and wanted the government to take control and initiate a political and legal process to address terrorism. However, two press releases - post 7 January 2017 from the PMO and the military’s ISPR hint at the return of military courts.
Will the military courts get re-established? And what will be its long term political implications?