Prosecution & Conviction & Acquittal of Militants 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
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
Lack of will, not the law, is responsible for acquittal of Takfiri terrorists in Pakistan: Related post: Discourse of Shia genocide in Pakistan: A Sipah Sahaba leader speaks – by Omar Ali Apologists of Pakistani judiciary often blame the prosecution for presenting a weak legal case and evidence in courts which results in acquittal
More terror awaits Karachi as court acquits seven ASWJ-Taliban militants for ‘want of evidence’: Related posts: Acquittal of terrorists in Pakistan Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and the “lack of evidence” Let’s blame the prosecution KARACHI, July 24: A sessions court acquitted on Tuesday seven alleged members of the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan in a police encounter case
There is no evidence against Hafiz Saeed – by Riaz Malik Hajjaji: Dedicated to fellow Ghairatmand comrades like Ejaz Haider Yes, there is no evidence against Hafiz Saeed! Move over Gandhi. Martin Luther King, get a life. The real pacifist of our generation is Hazrat Hafiz Saeed. Lashkar-e-Tayba is a fictious
Long march against Pakistan’s Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry: Pakistan’s Shia Muslims are currently considering a long march to protest against the anti-Shia bias of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry. The exact date for the long march is expected to be announced shortly after due consultations with all
Sectarian target killing of Shia Muslims thrive under legal system in Pakistan – by Murtaza Haider: The bloodbath of Shia Muslims at the hands of fundamentalist Sunnis continues along the streets and roads in Pakistan. The Shia victims of sectarian violence have little hope for justice since three out of every four terrorism cases end
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
Less than a week after Shia massacre by PMLN-backed LeJ in Khanpur, Punjabi judges release Malik Ishaq: Related posts Thank you, ISI-backed Supreme Court, for releasing Malik Ishaq Malik Ishaq wielded clout in jail; helped Pak army First the sorrow, now the fear Khanpur massacre: 34 more Shia Muslims victim to Pakistan army’s policy of Strategic
490 years of jail sentences for labour leaders in Pakistan – by Farooq Tariq: Note: Pakistan is a country where Jihadi-sectarian terrorists such as Malik Ishaq, Hafiz Saeed, Qari Hussain etc are routinely acquitted, while tough sentences are reserved for poor labourers. On November 1, a protest demonstration and rally was held in
Shia genocide, complicity of judiciary and the attempts to stifle dissent – by Haider Karrar: Today Pakistan is in the midst of a low grade war against its minority Shia Muslim population. This is the same Pakistan whose founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah had said: “Minorities, to whichever community they may belong, will be safeguarded.
Judicial relief for LeJ terrorists: A case for rethinking justice – by Ayesha Siddiqa: The Lahore High Court recently ordered the provincial home ministry to take off the names of 25 Sipah-i-Sahaba activists from the police watch-list on the grounds that there was no material evidence against them. Thus, these people were taken off the
Karachi verdict: Supeme Court’s gift to Lashkar-e-Jhangvi: Supreme Court’s Karachi verdict Abbas Zaidi No individual, party, or group (excepting Jamaat-e-Islami) has tried to read deeper into the Supreme Court’s verdict on Karachi’s law and order problem. It seems politically correct to shower praise on the verdict
Headline says it all: Khawaja Sharif to defend Mumtaz Qadri at IHC:   I need not write more than this. Former Chief Justice of Lahore High Court, Khawaja Sharif will defend murderer of Shaheed Salmaan Taseer, Mumtaz Qadri, in his appeal at the Islamabad High Court. Yet another sad day for
Blood of Shia Muslims flows freely in Pakistan – by Amir Mir: Source: Asia Times ISLAMABAD – The Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ – Army of Jhangvi), a Pakistan-based, al-Qaeda-linked, anti-United States, Sunni Deobandi sectarian-turned-jihadi group, has let loose a reign of terror against the Shi’ite minority. In its latest attack, the LeJ on
Pakistan’s so-called independent judiciary is ‘incapable’ of prosecuting terrorists: US: A new U.S. report calls the Pakistani legal system “almost incapable of prosecuting suspected terrorists,” claiming that the acquittal rate stands at about 75 percent in such trials. The US State Department has come out strongly against Pakistan for
Questions for pro-Jihadi judiciary and its apologists: Senator from Pakistan Peoples Party Faisal Raza Abidi has raised some pertinent questions in the wake of highly politicized and pro-terrorists judiciary that are still to be answered by the apologists and champions of independent Judiciary and media.
Malik Ishaq wielded clout in jail; helped Pak army: Related Articles: LeJ’s Malik received monthly stipend from Punjab govt Jab Pakistan per firqawariyat ka saaya tha -by Ali Suleman Malik Ishaq, the chief of the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), who has been set free on bail after 14 years
Thank you, Supreme Court and PML-N, for releasing Malik Ishaq: Note by Suleman Akhtar: Malik Ishaq, prominent figure of Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP) (also known as Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) or Ahl-e-Sunnat-Wal-Jamaat) was today set free by the Supreme Court of Pakistan. The head of Sipah-e-Sihaba Pakistan, Maulana Ahmed Ludhianvi, received him
Thank you, judiciary, for releasing the notorious target killer Ajmal Pahari: While the whole nation tries to steer itself out  from one incident to another, we find more and more distractions taking place. The killing of people in Kharotabad by FC and then the killing of a youth in Karachi
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
The world may help Pakistan through United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission on Pakistan (UNMOVICP): Related articles: A commodity called security   Appeal to international community: Impose travel restrictions on all senior officers of Pakistan army On BBC’s Secret Pakistan and Ejaz Haider: Their denials and propagandists – by Abbas Daiyar A comment on
Qari Saifullah Akhtar, ISI’s most valued asset, resurfaces in Punjab: About Qari Saifullah Akhtar is a senior al Qaeda military leader who operates in Paksitan. Akhtar is the influential leader of the Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami and commands Brigade 313, a unit in al Qaeda’s Shadow Army. Akhtar has direct links with
Kill the sectarian killers: Why can’t Pakistan do the same?: Related article: Rigi’s execution in Iran: Why can’t Pakistan do this? Despite our reservations about an authoritarian, theocratic regime in Iran, the country offers a worthy example by punishing rogue elements (sectarian terrorists of Jundullah and Sipah-e-Sahaba) who have
Who will save Pakistani prosecutors from the joint wrath of Takfiri Deobandis?: Pakistani prosecutors decline cases against militants 13 November 2010 By Awais Saleem, IANS Source Islamabad: Public prosecutors in Pakistan have refused to proceed with cases involving suspected militants on the pretext that the banned terror outfits are threatening them
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
Haunting acquittals – by Babar Sattar: The Lal Masjid brigade brought life to a standstill in Islamabad. Its vigilante missions caused harm and nuisance. But that paled into insignificance when over a hundred lives were lost in the security operation executed to regain control of
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
Who is Dr. Usman and why is he constantly being released from custody?: The Pakistani people deserve an explanation as to who is Dr. Usman aka Muhammad Aqeel who has been acquitted by a Rawalpindi Anti Terrorism Court today due to “lack of evidence” in the Marriott Bombing case of 2008. According
How Pakistan’s judicial system promotes the Shia holocuast: Picture Source: Attack on a Shia funeral in D.I. Khan Yesterday, the LUBP posted an article about Malik Ishaq, a most dangerous terrorist of Sipah-e-Sahaba, who is about to be released by Shahbaz Sharif’s government. Previously we have pointed
Malik Ishaq, a most dangerous terrorist of Sipah-e-Sahaba, about to be released by Shahbaz Sharif’s government: First the sorrow, now the fear By Asad Kharal Thirteen years ago, Fida Hussain Ghalvi and three other witnesses boldly testified against Lashkar-e-Jhangvi’s top hitman Malik Ishaq for the killing of 12 members of their family. They didn’t know
We must support Police in Pakistan’s war against Takfiri Deobandi terrorists: Here are two excellent articles by Dr Ayesha Siddiqa and Muhammad Amir Khakwani in appreciation of policemen sacrificing their lives in Pakistan’s war on terror.
Aqeel alias Dr Usman, the GHQ attack mastermind previously arrested and released: GHQ attackers’ leader one of army defectors LAHORE: The leader of the attack on the General Headquarters (GHQ) is one of several former military personnel to have joined terrorist groups, The Times
Terrorist pro-Taliban ex-MP Shah Abdul Aziz freed by judiciary. Shame!: Shah Aziz released on bail By Khalid Iqbal Source RAWALPINDI: The former MNA Shah Abdul Aziz, allegedly involved in the kidnapping-cum-murder case of a Polish engineer, was released from Adiala Jail on Wednesday. The surety bonds of Rs1,000,000 by