Pakistan

PM says anti-terror bill vital to bring back peace

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday thanked political parties for extending their support for 21st Constitutional Amendment allowing the trial of terrorists through Special Courts headed by army officers, ARY News reported. 

He vowed to wipe out terrorism from the country with the combined effort of all political parties while addressing the Senate today.

PM Nawaz said passage of the bill is vital to bring peace back in the country. He said the peace of legislation not belong to any specific party rather it’s backed by all political parties.

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Read more: National Assembly unanimously passes 21st Amendment

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He said the move will help to curb terrorism in the country.

Quoting leader of the Opposition in the Senate barrister Aitzaz Ahsan, the Prime Minister said “He (Aitzaz Ahsan) has better understanding of legislation than me and he knows that constitutional amendment and amendment in Army Act will be effective in trying the hard core terrorists.”


PM Nawaz Sharif addresses the Senate session

He also expressed confidence that the 20-Point National Plan of Action against Terrorism would help restore durable peace in the country.

Earlier today, National Assembly unanimously passed 21st Constitution Amendment, which aimed at speedy conviction of terrorists through Special Trial Courts headed by army officers.

The 21st amendment annexes the Pakistan Army Act 1952, the Pakistan Air Force Act 1953, the Pakistan Navy Act 1961 and the Protection of Pakistan Act, 2014 with the first schedule of the Constitution.

The lower house of the Parliament also passed The Pakistan Army (Amendment) Bill to amend Pakistan Army Act 1952.

 

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