SC forms bench for terror-related cases



The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Friday constituted three-member bench to hear terrorism-related cases and appeals filed against death warrants.

According to media reports, Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk  constituted a three-member bench headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa. The bench will hear several cases next week from January 5 to January 9.

The National Action Plan, formulated after Peshawar school massacre on December 16, laid special emphasis on speedy trial of terrorists.  Following the deadly attack which cost at least 150 lives, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif lifted the six-year-old moratorium on death penalty. Since then, seven convicts have been hanged.

Former president Asif Ali Zardari  had imposed the moratorium against death penalty in 2008.


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