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Pakistan to set up military courts to try terror suspects

Pakistan is to establish military courts to hear terrorism-related cases in the wake of a massacre at a school.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said the move would help ensure "terrorists pay the price" for their "heinous acts".

Last week, Taliban fighters attacked an army-run school in Peshawar, killing 152 people, including 133 children.

Pakistan's political parties reached agreement on the new courts after meeting to discuss a national plan of action to tackle terrorism.

Laura Westbrook reports.

  • 25 Dec 2014
  • From the section Asia
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