ISLAMABAD – President Mamnoon Hussain on Wednesday has approved the enactment of Army Act 2015 in the tribal areas of the country.
Earlier, Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif had appealed to the President to approve the enactment of Army Act in the tribalareas. According to the Act, kidnapping for ransom, to murder or to injure someone, manufacturing or possession of explosive materials will be considered punishable acts along with several others. To get foreign countries’ funding will also be considered a punishable act.
The crimes covered by the Protection of Pakistan Act will be declared punishable in accordance with the Army Act once it is enacted in the tribal areas.
Moreover, the President has also given a go ahead to Amendment in the Gilgit-Baltistan Empowerment and Self Governance Order 2009.