PPP to chair APC over military courts extension

PPP to chair APC over military courts extension

Islamabad (Staff Report): All Parties Conference (APC) over the issue of the extension of military courts and the National Action Plan (NAP) is scheduled to be held today (Saturday) at Zardari House.

The conference will be chaired by Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto.

Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman will also take part, along with chief of Awami National Party Asfandyar Wali, and Muslim League Quaid chief Chaudhry Shujaat, Balochistan National Party chief Israrullah Zehri, Jamhoori Watan Party chief Aftab Sherpao will attend the conference

A delegation from Pakistan Awami Tehreek, Majlis-e-Wahdat Muslimeen and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) will also take part in the conference.

According to details, APC will try to achieve consensus over extension of military courts and discuss a draft for the constitutional amendment. The participants will try to obtain an assurance from the Prime Minister that before the time period for military courts expire; the government should take solid steps to ensure reform in the civil judiciary system.

Earlier, parliamentarians developed consensus over extension of military courts for two years during a parliamentary session chaired by National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq.

Interestingly, earlier on Thursday, Former president Asif Ali Zardari invited heads of almost all political parties to a multi-party conference except Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz.