Federal Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry In an interview to BBC said that military courts will be extended if the government succeeds in getting the political parties to agree [over the matter].
“The term of these military courts will be extended if the government succeeds in getting the political parties to agree [over the matter]. The government is trying to create political consensus over it. If the [other] political parties feel there is no need for [another] extension then there won’t be [another] extension,” he said.
“Military courts were an extraordinary step taken in extraordinary circumstances. [We] believe the military courts delivered successfully. There is still need of them”. “We are very close to defeating terrorism completely and we believe extension in their term is important. It would be good if they are extended again, but obviously it won’t be possible if there is no national consensus like there was at the time of NAP,” Chaudhry added.
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government had summoned a session with opposition parties on March 28 to discuss the matter, but it was boycotted by the political parties.
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25 August, 2019