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Pakistan President Signs Bill Allowing Military Courts for Terror Suspects

Pakistan’s President Mamnoon Hussain Wednesday signed into law legislation allowing creation of military courts to swiftly try civilian terrorism suspects. Parliament approved the measure on Tuesday. The controversial courts are part of a set of measures the government has taken to clamp down on Islamist militancy after Taliban gunmen attacked a Peshawar school and killed 134 children along with 16 staff members last month. The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the bloodshed...

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