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Case involving military courts: SC takes requests for a larger bench



Judge Aminuddin led a six-person panel that considered appeals against the annulment of civilian verdicts in military courts. The other members of the bench are Justices Muhammad Ali Mazhar, Hasan Azhar Rizvi, Shahid Waheed, Musrrat Hilali, and Irfan Saadat Khan.

One of the applicants, former CJP Jawad S. Khawaja, said in his courtroom arguments that two Supreme Court judges, Justices Afridi and Mansoor Ali Shah, had written a memo advocating for the creation of a larger bench to hear the appeals.

Justice Aminuddin questioned how the bench hearing the case could be influenced by the justices’ notes. The observation made by Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar on Justice Afridi was restricted to the ultimate decision.

In response to a question from Justice Musarrat Hilali, the attorney stated that if the current six-member bench returned a split decision of 3-3, the pleas would be denied.

Judge Muhammad Ali Mazhar stated that a larger bench demand can address the subject at this point.

The judges committee was tasked with reviewing the issue of military courts once the Supreme Court granted the petitions for a nine-member or larger bench.

During the prior session, the attorney general was questioned by the Supreme Court about the specifics of the defendant who had been given a three-year prison sentence by military tribunals.

Before Eid, the court ordered the release of twenty accused people who had been given one-year prison sentences. The Supreme Court received the accused’s information that was made public on Eid.

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The administration chose to have an army-mandated trial in May for the detainees who are charged with targeting military installations on May 9.

Following the former prime minister’s arrest on May 9 from the grounds of the Islamabad High Court (IHC), violent confrontations occurred throughout Pakistan.

During a protest, PTI workers attacked Army installations, the Corps Commander’s home in Lahore, and General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi.

The government announced its decision to hold military court trials of those found guilty of damaging and attacking military instalments after the arrests made in connection with the violent riots that broke out across the nation on May 9. The army and the government viewed this as a low blow.

PTI founder Imran Khan, former chief justice Jawwad S. Khawaja, legal expert Aitzaz Ahsan, and five representatives of civil society, including Karamat Ali, executive director of Piler, sought that the top court declare the military trials “unconstitutional” in light of this ruling.

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Punjabi bakers decide to charge Rs. 15 for “roti.”




The bread, known as roti, will be sold for Rs 15 by the bakers association.

During their discussion, the association promised Food Minister Bilal Yasin that the rate of roti will be reduced.

The minister was there when Association President Aftab Gul recorded a video message committing to sell rotis for Rs15 each.

According to him, the administration decided to lower the rate of flour. He continued, saying that the group was supporting the government hand in hand to stop inflation.

The price of flour has been drastically lowered, according to Food Minister Bilal, to help the populace. He stated, “the government aimed at providing quality and affordable bread to the masses.”

He said that the recent reduction of Rs 1,200 in the price of flour was the biggest drop in the commodity’s prices in the nation’s history.

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Day four of the AJK inflation protest begins as talks come to a standstill.




Following the collapse of talks between the Awami Action Committee and the AJK government on Sunday, the shutdown strike and protests in Azad Kashmir over rising flour and energy costs started their fourth day on Monday.

The ongoing shutdown and wheeljam strike would continue until their demands are fulfilled, according to the Awami Action Committee.

AAC-led march on state capital Muzaffarabad today has brought the valley to a near stop. The caravans are coming from many AJK cities, and they are headed towards Rawalakot. The march is being caused by the impasse in the negotiations.

Reportedly, the demonstrators have blocked the 40-kilometer Kohala–Muzaffarabad Road, which connects Kohala Town and Muzaffarabad, multiple times.

Traffic on main thoroughfares and roads has decreased, and large police contingents have been stationed at strategic points and roundabouts.

After fighting broke out between the police and demonstrators in Mirpur on Saturday, which left one policeman dead and numerous others injured, the AJK government dispatched Rangers.

Everything is completely suspended, including internet and cellular services, business, and education.

Under the pretext of talks, Awami Action Committee leader Sardar Umar Nazir Kashmiri has charged that the administration is using deceptive methods.

Apart from the flour subsidy, he continues, the administration will not budge on any other demand.


All parties involved have been asked by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and President Zardari to use moderation and engage in discussions to find a solution. According to both, the demonstrators in Azad Kashmir should have their legitimate demands met.

The issue in AJK will be the topic of a significant meeting that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif is calling today, Monday.

The skirmishes between the demonstrators and the AJK police caused anxiety for the premier on Sunday.

Speaking with Chaudhry Anwarul Haq, the prime minister of AJK, he said he also gave the office-bearers of the All-Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz in AJK instructions to speak with the leaders of the Awami Action Committee.

Olive Branch is offered by AJK PM.

Prime Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Chaudhry Anwarul Haq stated on Sunday that his administration was ready to lessen the burden of exorbitant grain and energy costs.

Regarding Saturday’s meetings with the demonstrators, Prime Minister Haq declared, “We are determined to implement the agreement we have reached with the Awami Action Committee.”

Politicians, according to Haq, have found solutions to issues through discussion and “we are ready to talk with the Awami Action Committee at any level and the demands related to the government of Pakistan will be raised before the federation.”

In order to ease the burden of rising flour and power prices, he also expressed a willingness to modify the development budget if needed.

The AJK prime minister stated that his government’s first priority was ensuring public safety, and he further stated that no force was applied to the demonstrators.

Sub-inspector Adnan Qureshi was killed in a confrontation with demonstrators in Mirpur, and hundreds of people attended his funeral on Monday.

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Today’s National Assembly session is scheduled.




The National Assembly (NA) will meet today (Monday) at the invitation of President Asif Ali Zardari.

At 4:00 p.m., the National Assembly will convene in the federal capital at Parliament House. The meeting’s agenda has been released by the assembly secretariat.

As per Article 54(1) of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the President has the authority to call a session of the National Assembly.

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