ISPR says Military Courts will stop functioning after expiry of mandated period
According to ISPR, the courts were established through constitutional amendment in the environment of heightened terrorism. Routine judicial system was under stress wherein judicial set ups/ judges were also subjected to act of terrorism, therefore special constitutional arrangements were made to effectively check the terrorists. During the period of its validity, two hundred seventy-four cases were referred to Military Courts. One hundred sixty-one culprits were awarded death penalty and twelve of them have been executed.
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CPEC on fast track - CPEC to bring economic revolution in region: Jilani
Pakistan's outgoing ambassador to the United States Jalil Abbas Jilani says China Pakistan Economic Corridor will bring about an economic revolution in the region. Achieving positive results in the global headquarters would not have been possible without cooperation of Pakistani diaspora living across the United States.
Attack on Engineer Force camp in Jourian -Gunmen attack construction workers in held Kashmir, kill three
Several unidentified gunmen attacked a camp housing road construction workers in Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, killing three laborers before fleeing. Two or three gunmen launched the raid on the General Reserve Engineer Force camp in Jourian, close to India's disputed border with Pakistan, after midnight.
U.S. – Russia hacking case - Trump accepts U.S. intelligence on Russia hacking, top aide
President-elect Donald Trump accepts the U.S. intelligence community's conclusion that Russia engaged in cyber-attacks affecting the U.S. presidential election and may take actions in response, his incoming chief of staff. Reince Priebus says Trump believes Russia was behind the intrusions into the Democratic Party organizations, though he did not clarify whether the president-elect agreed that the hacks were directed by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Conflict resolution in Syria- Syrian government ready to negotiate on 'everything', Assad
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says his government is ready to negotiate on "everything" in proposed peace talks in Kazakhstan but says it was not yet clear who would represent the opposition and no date had been set. A ceasefire brokered by Turkey and Russia, his most powerful ally, ahead of the talks was being violated and the army's role was to recapture an area near Damascus where insurgents control the main water supply for the capital.
Battle for Mosul - Iraqi forces reach Tigris in Mosul as suicide bombs hit Baghdad
Iraqi special forces battling Islamic State reached the eastern bank of the Tigris river in Mosul on Sunday for the first time in a three-month, U.S-backed offensive to capture the city from the militants, who still control its entire western half.
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