The Pakistani government has informed the Supreme Court that 102 people are being tried in military courts for their alleged involvement in the violent riots that erupted after the arrest of former Prime Minister Imran Khan in May 2023.
The government has defended the use of military courts, arguing that they are necessary to deal with terrorism and other serious offenses. However, critics have accused the government of using military courts to silence dissent and undermine the civilian judiciary.
The Supreme Court is currently hearing a number of petitions challenging the constitutionality of military courts. The court is expected to make a ruling on the matter in the coming months.
The use of military courts in Pakistan is a controversial issue. Supporters of military courts argue that they are necessary to ensure the security of the country. However, critics argue that military courts are not fair or impartial, and that they violate the fundamental rights of the accused.
The outcome of the Supreme Court’s ruling on military courts will have a significant impact on the future of the country’s legal system.