Anti-Terrorism Courts Archive

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
Why Pakistan can’t convict terrorists: Part II – by Eqbal Alavi: Link to Part 1: 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
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
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