ISLAMABAD – The National Assembly on Tuesday passed a constitution amendment for the revival of military courts.
The National Assembly resumed its session in Islamabad on Tuesday afternoon with Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq in the chair.
The National Assembly on Tuesday continued discussion on a motion moved by Law Minister Zahid Hamid to amend the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan for the revival of the military courts for another two years.
253 Members voted for the motion while four opposed the motion thereby showing a two-third majority.
Now the clause by clause reading of the bill is underway.
The motion moved by Minister for Law and Justice Zahid Hamid provides for amending the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan further.
The bill moved by Minister for Law and Justice Zahid Hamid and passed with amendments provides for amending the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan further.
Under the law, the tenure of the military courts will be extended for next two years effective from 7th January 2017.
The terrorists arrested will be presented for remand within 24 hours, and the charge sheet will also be submitted. The accused will have right to hire private counsel. The law of evidence will also be applicable.
The bill will be presented in Senate on Wednesday, and after passage through the Upper House, it will be sent to the President for assent.
The National Assembly today passed a unanimous resolution for the constitution of Parliamentary Committee on National Security.
The committee headed by Speaker National Assembly will oversee the national security issues of the country.
It will review, monitor and oversee expeditious implementation of the National Action Plan.
The committee will follow the process of transition from military courts to civil courts through criminal justice reforms.
The committee will present periodic reports regarding the NAP and national security before both the Houses as and when required.
The House will now meet tomorrow morning at 10:30.