Pakistan

PML-Q to attend APC called by PPP on military courts issue

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League – Quaid (PML-Q) will attend the All Parties Conference (APC) called by Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) on 4th March, ARY News reported on Sunday.

According to details, PML-Q President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain accepted the invitation sent by a four-member delegation of PPP headed by leader Nayyar Hussain Bukhari.

Bukhari said that the aim of calling the conference is to end the impasse over the revival of military courts.

Earlier, Awami Muslim League (AML) President Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed had confirmed his attendance in the APC.

He added that leaders of all political parties including Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) – Pakistan leader Dr. Farooq Sattar, Emir Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Siraj-ul-Haq and Awami National Party (ANP) leader Asfandyar Wali Khan have been invited to the all-parties conference.

Bukhari said that leaders from Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) have been invited in the conference.

As the impasse continues over the revival of military courts, the Pakistan People’s Party had called for an All-Parties Conference on March 4 to make a final decision on the issue.

The government had established military courts for speedy trial of terrorists after the attack on Army Public School Peshawar in December 2014 in which over 135 people mostly children lost their lives.

In January 2015, the parliament passed the 21st Amendment to establish the military courts for terrorism offenses and acts threatening the security of Pakistan.

However, the courts were established for two years which ended on January 8 after which no efforts was made over the revival of the courts, while the issue had reignited after the recent wave of terror across the country.

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