Military Courts establishment bill to be presented in NA on Friday

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Minister for Finance Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar on Thursday said Constitutional Amendment bill for the establishment of Military Courts would be presented in the National Assembly on Friday (March 10).

Talking to media after the meeting with parliamentary parties’ heads in Islamabad, the minister said it was decided that the government would lay the Constitutional Amendment Bill and Army Act Amendment Bill in the National Assembly.

The minister said all members of the Parliament had the right to bring their amendments in the House for debate and discussion for legislation.

Ishaq Dar said a two-year consensus had been evolved in the meeting for the Military Courts.

The finance minister said Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) had withdrawn from its point to appoint sessions or additional sessions judge in the Military Courts. He informed that some of the proposed suggestions had already been existed in the constitution and political parties had no objection on them.

Ishaq Dar said there was no objection on Evidence Act and Right of Judicial Review as all these points were already clearly mentioned and defined in the Constitution.