Practice Relating to Rule 100. Fair Trial Guarantees
Section D. Information on the nature and cause of the accusation
The Manual of Pakistan Military Law (1987) states:
Full information to be given to accused. – As soon as practicable after an accused has been remanded for trial by a district or general court martial and at least twenty-four hours before he is brought up for trial, an officer must give him a copy of the summary, or (if there is no summary of evidence) the abstract of evidence, and apprise him of his rights in connection with the preparation of his defence (PAA [Pakistan Army Act] Rule 23(2)).
As soon as practicable before he is arraigned for trial, an officer must hand over to him a copy of the charge-sheet, and, if necessary explain the charge-sheet charges to him. The officer in question must also inform him of his rights in connection with the securing of witnesses on his behalf (PAA Rule 24).