28 Feb '17, 8am

Government to extend Military Courts for 2 years, establish an oversight committee.

Parties agree for military courts revival; oversight committee to monitor performance ISLAMABAD: The government has agreed to form a parliamentary oversight committee to keep a check on the military courts, it was announced after a meeting of parliamentary leaders at the Parliament House. Speaking after the meeting, Senator Ishaq Dar said all the parties agree on the need of reviving of military courts amid rising terror incidents in the country. Instead of three as proposed by the governmnet, the consensus has been reached to revive the courts for two years. Flanked with political leaders, Dar hinted at tabling the amendment at the next assembly session convened on March 6. We hope that by that time Pakistan People’s Party too would be standing by us, he added. Shah Mehmood Qureshi of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf stated that all parties, including the PPP were of the view tha...

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