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Military courts expire

ISLAMABAD: The military courts have been expired on Friday midnight as their tenure concluded and the government denied to extend its time period.

The military courts were established in January 2015 after the attack on Army Public School in Peshawar. At least 134 children were killed in the attack. These courts were established for two years to try civilian with charges of terrorism.

The 21st Constitution Amendment, which had paved the way for setting up the military courts for two years will become ineffective on January-7.

Earlier, Interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said that no suggestion pertaining to extension in time period of military courts has been under consideration.

Around 200 cases being tried in the military courts will be handed over to Anti-Terrorism courts. According to the details, provinces sent 350 cases to the military courts.