Pakistan’s Chief Justice, Asif Saeed Khosa, formed a seven-member larger bank to determine the definition of ‘terrorism’.
Chief of Supreme Court Constitutes Bench to Define “Terrorism”
The bigger bank will be under the guidance of the CJP itself and will determine what does and does not act as an act of terrorism. The highest judge noted that since 1997 no provision has been made for cases of terrorism.
The definition of terrorism appeared in court during the hearing of the review sentences in the “Sibtain versus the State” and “Fazal Bashir versus the State” cases. The accused, in these cases, was charged under Article 7 of the Terrorism Act (ATA).
The appropriateness of ATA clauses also came under discussion a year ago when the monkey’s court announced the death penalty announced by an anti-terrorism area to Asma Nawab, and two others based on legal technical issues in a 20-year case set aside the murder of her parents and brother.