The federal government in Pakistan has filed an appeal with the Supreme Court against the decision to declare the military trial of Sowilenz as void. The appeal argues that the establishment of the bench in the military courts’ case did not follow the practices and procedures of the Supreme Court, rendering the decision ineffective. The petition, submitted through Attorney General Anwar Mansoor Khan, challenges the October 23 decision to declare the trial null and void, appealing to the Supreme Court to reconsider.
The plea contends that the military courts were not established through legal means, specifically highlighting that they were not set up under special circumstances. It further states that the decision to declare the trial void, involving the governments of Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and the Ministry of Defence, should be reviewed. The government asserts that the military courts were not established as a special measure, contrary to the provisions outlined in the legal framework.
The federal government’s appeal requests the Supreme Court to declare the decision regarding Sowilenz’s military trial null and void. Additionally, it urges the Supreme Court to issue a stay order on the decision until a five-member bench can review the case and provide a final ruling. The appeal emphasizes that the bench constituted for the military courts’ case did not adhere to the practices and procedures of the Supreme Court, rendering the decision ineffective in the absence of proper legal grounds.
This legal development underscores the ongoing debate and legal challenges surrounding the jurisdiction and procedures of military courts in Pakistan, reflecting the complex interplay between civil and military institutions within the country’s legal framework.