Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Pak Interior Minister rules out military courts

DailyIndia.com reports:

Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik has ruled out the possibility of establishing military courts by amending the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997.

"The democratic government will never establish military courts to try suspected terrorists," Malik told the Supreme Court.

He disclosed that however there was a proposal to extend the period of detention of a suspected militant to 90 days.

He said that amendments proposed to the Act had not yet been approved by parliament, as it was skeptical about the misuse of powers by law-enforcement agencies.