Govt initiates consultation on military courts

Source:  Samaa Published in Current Affairs on Monday, January 09, 2017

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has initiated consultation for constitutional amendment to continue the military courts for a period which is agreed by all political parties represented in the Parliament.

The meeting chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif emphasized that the military courts have played an extremely important role at a very crucial juncture of one action against extremism and terrorism and translated the actions under operation Zarb-e-Azb to meaningful and tangible national gains.

The participants agreed that Pakistan would continue its efforts for attaining internal peace and play its due role for a peaceful region.

The meeting reiterated the country’s clear-cut policy of zero tolerance against terrorism and extremism to accomplish internal peace as well as supplement its foreign policy initiatives.

It resolved for continued efforts at all levels to achieve national policy objectives.

The meeting was attended by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, DG ISI Lt. Gen. Naveed Mukhtar, Advisor to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, Special Assistant to Prime Minister Tariq Fatemi, National Security Advisor Lt. Gen. (R) Nasser Khan Janjua, Secretary to Prime Minister and other senior officials.