SC suspends acquittal of 68 accused
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday stayed the Peshawar High Court acquittal of 68 terrorists who were awarded sentence by military courts.
While granting stay order in the matter, a two-member bench of the Supreme Court led by Justice Azmat Saeed Sheikh also issued directives to jail superintendent to halt release of the accused person till final decision of the court.
Most of the accused persons were awarded capital punishment; however, Peshawar High Court had acquitted them on the grounds of insufficient evidence.
Appearing on behalf the defence ministry, deputy attorney general Sajid Ilyas Bhatti urged the bench to turn down the PHC verdict saying accused persons were involved in terrorist activity and nothing was wrong in the evidence against them.
ISLAMABAD: President Dr. Arif Alvi talking to Chairman, Pakistan Stock Exchange Sulaiman S. Mehdi who called on him, here Friday. - PID photo