ISLAMABAD – The All Parties Conference (APC) on Friday concluded after at least five hours and the matter of bringing amendments in the Constitution and the Army Act for the establishment of army courts was finalised while the draft was also given the final shape and it will be presented in the National Assembly on January 3 (Saturday).
Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif chaired the conference and the matter of amendments in the Constitution for the establishment of army courts to be run under the supervision of the Pakistan Army officers was agreed upon by all the parties of the country.
While talking to the media after the conference, Minister for Information Pervez Rasheed said that the bill would be presented in the National Assembly on Saturday (tomorrow) while the process of approval of the bill would start on Monday. The bill regarding the establishment of the army courts would be presented in the Senate on Tuesday.
He said that the Constitution and the Army Act both would be brought amendments in to establish army courts. Political leadership of the country agrees to bring amendments in the Army Act and the Constitution. He said that Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari played a vital role in making leaders of political parties agree.
Earlier, while addressing the participants of the APC, the PM said that they would end the meeting after all the participants agree to the draft and for bringing amendments in the Army Act and the Constitution.
He said that the people of the country want to see the National Action Plan be implemented now for immediate end to terrorism. The PM further stressed unity among political parties of the country for a common cause.