Dar discusses extension of military courts with parliamentary leaders

Source:  Samaa Published in Current Affairs on Sunday, February 19, 2017

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar Sunday telephoned parliamentary leaders to discuss the extension of military courts for speedy trial of terrorists.

The leaders include Farooq Sattar of MQM, Haji Ghulam Ahmed Bilour of ANP, Sahibzada Tariqullah of Jamaat e Islami, Shah Jee Gul Afridi from FATA, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed of Awami Muslim League and others.

The minister also made a telephone call to Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq seeking facilitation for early convening of the meeting of special parliamentary committee on the subject of military courts.

During his calls, Ishaq Dar emphasized to build consensus among all the party leaders in this important matter.

He reiterated that recent spate of terrorist attacks across the country called for a coordinated and fitting response.

The Minister said early decision on extension in functioning of military courts will strengthen all anti-terror efforts.

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