Special Court (Protection of Pakistan Act)

Special Courts (PPA) were established under Section 8 (i) of  the Protection of Pakistan Act, 2014 to provide protection against waging of war or insurrection against Pakistan, prevention of-acts threatening the security of Pakistan, speedy trial of offences falling in the Schedule and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

The Government, after consultation with the Chief Justice of the concerned High Court, may appoint any person as Judge of the Special Court constituted under this Act who is or has been a Sessions Judge in any province of Pakistan, or has been an advocate of the High Court for a period of not less than ten years, and is not more than seventy years of age.