Pak Govt. introduces bill for revival of military courts in NA

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Islamabad [Pakistan], Mar. 11 (ANI): Pakistan Government has introduced a bill in the National Assembly for the revival of military courts for two years. This move comes after the Pakistan Peoples Party's (PPP) attempt to block the bill and the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) staging a walkout over Thursday's scuffle between one of its members and a ruling party lawmaker. However, the bill was again sent to a parliamentary committee by Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq for addressing the concerns of the PPP and the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), reports the Dawn. The PPP and the JUI-F had rejected the draft for bringing religious parties and sects within the purview of military courts. The Pakistan Army (Amendment) Bill, 2017 was tabled along with eight other bills after the PPP's MNA Shagufta Jumani pointed out the quorum but Deputy Speaker Murtaza Javed Abbasi did not adjourn the session apparently due to eagerness shown by the members on the treasury benches to adopt it. The PTI and PPP MNAs left the house and pointed out the quorum, making it difficult for the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) to complete it. (ANI)