Pakistan SC to hear appeals against military court convictions

Islamabad: The Supreme Court of Pakistan will commence hearing 10 appeals instituted against military court convictions of militants from Wednesday, the media reported on Monday. The appeals will be taken up by a five-judge larger bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Anwar Zaheer Jamali, Dawn online reported.  At the last hearing, on February 24, Jamali had ordered that all the challenges against military court decisions be clubbed, with the directive that execution of the convicts would remain suspended until the pending petitions were decided. Two of the convicts were awarded death sentence by the military courts for their alleged involvement in the December 16, 2014, carnage at the Army Public School in Peshawar, which killed 141 people, most of them school children.