Political parties agree to revive military courts


-File photo —Radio Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Political parties have agreed to revive military courts for another two-year term.

The consensus reached during a meeting of the parliamentary parties held in Islamabad with Speaker Ayaz Sadiq in the chair.

Speaking after the consensus, Ayaz Sadiq said that agreement has been reached on four out of nine points presented by PPP.

He said the bill regarding extending military courts for two years will be tabled on Monday to get it passed unanimously.

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said all the political parties are agreed to further amend the constitution to revive military courts for two years.

PPP leader Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan said country is in a state of war and that is why his party has agreed to extend military courts for another two-year term.

PTI leader Shah Mahmood Qureshi said all the political forces of the country have shown flexibility to extend military courts’ term. He said spirit of the consensus is that any particular religious community will not be targeted.—Radio Pakistan