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Govt to consult political parties to continue military courts

Govt to consult political parties to continue military courts
January 9, 2017
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif chaired a high-level meeting on Pakistan’s foreign relations at PM House on Monday. The meeting reviewed internal and regional security situation in detail with a view to further strengthen the gains made through counter-terrorism operations. The participants reiterated Pakistan’s clear-cut policy of zero tolerance against terrorism and extremism to accomplish internal peace as well as supplement its foreign policy initiatives. The meeting resolved for continued efforts at all levels to achieve national policy objectives. The meeting 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-Azab to meaningful and tangible national gains. The government has already initiated consultations for constitutional amendment to continue the military courts for a period which is agreed by all political parties represented in the Parliament. The participants agreed that Pakistan would continue its efforts for attaining internal peace and play its due role for a peaceful region. The meeting was attended by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar, DG ISI, Advisor to PM on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, Special Assistant to PM Tariq Fatemi, National Security Advisor Lt Gen. (retd) Nasser Khan Janjua, Secretary to Prime Minister and other senior officials.