Court on a bus in Taliban-hit Pakistan

By Guillaume Lavallee (AFP)–Aug 29, 2013

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Sweat pours down Judge Fazal Wadood's back as he sits behind a desk inside a custom-built green bus that is the latest weapon in the battle against Taliban influence in Pakistan.

The $98,000 vehicle, whose striped awnings make it more reminiscent of a giant fast food van than an arm of the state, allows Judge Wadood to preside over Pakistan's first mobile court.