TOP NEWS:::4 FOR 38 AFRIDI HELPS PAK­ISTAN WIN BY 6 WICK­ETS TO LEVEL ODI SE­RIES 1-1

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IS­LAM­ABAD: Pak­istan told the Moscow con­sul­ta­tions on Afghanistan on Fri­day that only a po­lit­i­cal set­tle­ment, fully cog­nizant of and re­spon­sive to the hard core so­cio-cul­tural, po­lit­i­cal and eco­nomic re­al­i­ties of Afghanistan, can re­store peace in the coun­try.

The for­eign of­fice said Pak­istan del­e­ga­tion noted that the phrase

Ear­lier, dur­ing the first week of this month, the Supreme Court has also ac­cepted ap­peals of de­fence min­istry chal­leng­ing the PHC de­ci­sion to set aside pun­ish­ments awarded to as many as 74 con­victs by mil­i­tary courts in var­i­ous cases of ter­ror­ism.

Ag­grieved fam­i­lies of the 74 ac­cused per­sons in­voked the PHC ju­ris­dic­tion. On Oc­to­ber 18, the high court sus­pended mil­i­tary court death penalty, ob­serv­ing that the en­tire ju­di­cial con­fes­sional state­ments were recorded in Urdu in the same hand­writ­ing and in the same style. The PHC also ob­served that not a sin­gle ac­cused per­son de­vi­ated dif­fer­ently while re­spond­ing to all the three Field Gen­eral Mar­tial courts of Khy­ber Pakhtunkhwa.

Later, af­ter is­su­ing no­tices to the par­ties of the case, the apex court ad­journed the hear­ing of the matte for an in­def­i­nite pe­riod. - TLTP

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