Pak wants military courts to try killing case of Amjad Sabri

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Pak wants military courts to try killing case of Amjad Sabri

Karachi, Apr 26 (PTI) The counter-terrorism department of Sindh Police wants the target killing case of Amjad Sabri, one of Pakistan’s finest Sufi Qawwals, to be tried in the country’s controversial military courts.

Additional Inspector General Sanaullah Abbasi said he wanted the military courts to try the accused as they were affiliated with the banned terror outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi.

“Besides the Amjad Sabri case, we have also recommended eight other cases to be tried by military courts as the accused/suspects in all of them have links to this banned outfit,” the official said.

The high-profile Sabri case gained a lot of attention in the media after the famous Qawwal was gunned down in broad daylight in June last year by unidentified assailants who opened fire on his car in the congested Liaquatabad area near his home in Karachi.

The officer said that two suspects, affiliated with the Lashkar-i-Jhangvi’s Naeem Bukhari group, were arrested for their involvement in the killing of Sabri.

The eight other cases include target killings of army soldiers, Rangers personnel and police officials.

Pakistan’s controversial special military courts to try hardcore militants were revived in March for a period of two years amid a surge in terror attacks across the country.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.