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Govt to table bill about military courts in parliament on Friday: Dar

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Thursday said constitutional amendment bill for the establishment of military courts will be presented in the National Assembly on Friday.

“It was decided that the government will table the Constitutional Amendment Bill and Army Act Amendment Bill in the National Assembly,” he said talking to media after the meeting with parliamentary parties’ heads in Islamabad.

The minister said all members of the parliament have the right to bring their amendments in the house for debate and discussion for legislation.

He said a two-year consensus was evolved in the meeting for the military courts, Press Information Department reported.

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Ishaq Dar said the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has withdrawn from its point to appoint sessions or additional sessions judge in the military courts.

According to local media reports, the finance minister said the PPP had agreed upon extension of military courts for two years. However, PPP Senator Farhatullah Babar has denied Dar’s claims and said the PPP did not agree upon any document about revival of military courts presented by the ruling party.





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