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Defence Minister introduces Pakistan Army (Amendment) Bill 2020 at NA

03 January, 2020 07:35

Defence Minister introduces Pakistan Army (Amendment) Bill 2020 at National Assembly today.

In all, he introduced three bills.

Defence Minister introduces

Defence Minister Pervez Khattak also tabled Pakistan Air Force (Amendment) Bill 2020.

Furthermore, he tabled Pakistan Navy (Amendment) Bill 2020 in the National Assembly.

Meanwhile, National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser suspended “Question Hour” for next week.

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan had sought it through a motion.

The speaker suspended the house with the consent of the House.

Moreover, the House will now meet at 11 a.m. tomorrow.

PML unconditional support

PMLN extends unconditional support to the government on Army Act, said Rana Sanaullah while talking to the media.

However, he ruled out possibility of deal with the government on Army Act.

He asserted that it remains an unconditional support. How it can be misconstrued as a result of deal, he asked.

Rana Sanaullah  further said that PMLN don’t want to make controversial office of the army chief.

PPP calls for democratic process

Meanwhile, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari stressed the need to follow democratic process while making amendments to the Army Act.

He emphasised this while talking to Defence Minister-led ruling PTI delegation who called on him to seek support for the draft bill for amendments in Army Act.

The governmet is seeking consensus after three-year extension to Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa) engendered legal debate.

The PPP chairman said that  they wanted to positively engage with the democratic legislative process.




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