17 March 2017

News Story: Pakistani parties agree to revive military courts

ISLAMABAD, March 17 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan's opposition parties agreed on Thursday to extend support to the government to revive the military courts for the trial of terrorism-related cases, officials said.

The two-year term of the military courts expired in January.

Leaders of the political parties who met in Islamabad with Ayaz Sadiq, speaker of the National Assembly in the chair agreed to extend the term of courts for another two-year term.

The major opposition Pakistan Peoples Party had earlier opposed the two-year extension and suggested one-year extension.

Ayaz Sadiq said the government gained four out of nine points presented by the PPP. He said the bill regarding extending of the courts for two years will be tabled on Monday to get it passed unanimously.

Read the full story at Xinhua