Military courts to help weed out terrorism from country: FPCCI

LAHORE: The Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Sunday hailing the landmark judgment of the Supreme Court had said that military courts would help weed out terrorism from the country besides upholding supremacy of the Constitution, rule of law and parliament.

President FPCCI Muhammad Adrees told APP that the entire business community was happy with the epoch-making decision of the apex court as specific military courts established for a limited period of only two years in the country under the Constitution of Pakistan which would curb elements directly or indirectly indulged in terrorists activities.

He said parliament was a supreme organ of the state which represented the people of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and lawfully empowered for amendment in the country and enactment of law as per requirement of the time.

Vice President SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Chairman United Business Group Iftikhar Ali Malik said that peaceful environment was pre-requisite for economic growth and smooth flow of direct and indirect foreign investment. He said the first time in history of the country, the government, armed forces, society and judiciary were on the same page against terrorists which were bent to sabotage tranquillity and harmony for their nefarious designs.

Vice President FPCCI Hameed Akhtar Chadda, former federation presidents Mailk Zubair Ahmad, SM Munir, Malik Sohail Hussain,chairman diplomatic committee of federation and other veteran trade leaders termed it a historic decision as the result of the establishment of military courts, the country would get  rid of terrorists.

Member executive committee LCCI Waqar Ahmad Mian said now billions of dollars foreign investment will pour in Pakistan when the country would be purged of terrorists and rule of will prevail in every sphere of life.

Source: APP