Pakistan PM: Special courts to try Taliban militants

Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif said in a late night address to the nation that the special courts would be set up for two years

Pakistan PM: Special courts to try Taliban militants

World Bulletin/News Desk

Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced on Wednesday a newly approved counter-terrorism policy which will establish special trial courts comprised of army officers to try Taliban militants.

After an eight hour long meeting with the parliamentary leaders of all political and religious parties, the new policy was finalized.

Sharif said in a late night address to the nation that the special courts would be set up for two years.

"Here I am giving a clear message to terrorists: your days are numbered. Now, I will lead the war against terrorism," he said.

He was referring to the gruesome mass shooting at an army-run school in the northwestern city of Peshawar on Dec. 16 which killed 145 people, mostly children.

The 20-point program included the registration of and checks on religious seminaries, registration of around two million Afghan refugees in Pakistan and a ban on publicizing banned militant groups in print and electronic media.

The prime minister assured that his country's soil would not be used against any other country, including Afghanistan.

Seven suspected Taliban militants were killed in two separate clashes with security forces in the southern port city of Karachi on Wednesday.

 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 25 Aralık 2014, 10:02
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