ISLAMABAD – After long delay and discussions, Pakistani political parties ready to extend special military courts for 18 months, pakistantribe.com reported.
According to PakistanTribe’s correspondent from Islamabad, on Friday government and opposition parties’ special committee meeting held in Islamabad chaired by the Speaker National Assembly of Pakistan, Ayaz Sadiq.
After many rounds of discussion and analysing different aspects of the agenda, all participants are now united to extend the timeline for special military courts, said sources close to the development.
Sources also said that there is still a dispute about use of ‘religious terrorism’ term, Speaker National Assembly will meet and discuss the issue with government ally JUI-F leader Fazl-ur-Rehman.
Meanwhile, opposition parties demand about caretaker committee for the military courts is yet to be finalised, said sources.
It is worth mentioning here that special military courts were established under the National Action Plan (NAP) to fight against terrorism in the country. These courts are entitiled to hear and gave verdict in terrorist related cases.