Top court suspends high court order for release of 196 alleged terrorists
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday suspended the Peshawar High Court (PHC) order for release of 196 alleged terrorists.
A three-member bench headed by Justice Mushir Alam heard the case in Islamabad.
The court has sought record of the cases of these 196 alleged terrorists from the federal government. It also issued notices to all the parties, including the federal government.
Military courts had sentenced these 196 people for their involvement in terrorism, while the Peshawar High Court had ordered for their release.
In June, the PHC had suspended punishments of about 200 suspected terrorists by military courts. The court had announced to release them, if they were not required in other cases. Most of them were either sentenced to death or different prison terms including life sentence.