BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is chairing a meeting of the country’s top civilian and military leadership on the anti-terrorism National Action Plan (NAP) and formation of special courts.
In his opening address, Prime Minister Sharif said this was the third meeting in 15 days for a national cause. “Following the Peshawar tragedy everyone was unanimous in saying this was not acceptable.”
The prime minister told those in attendance that special courts will be formed for two years and its results will be beneficial for the entire nation. “The nation’s eyes are focused on this meeting and they want the action plan to become actionable.”
Addressing the meeting Army Chief said that today decision will determine our future and we will wins this at any cast.He said that Pakistan is ready to face any regression.
Prime Minister Sharif added that the draft of the action plan had been discussed at all levels for the last 15 days. “It is now time to finalise this draft so the bill can be presented in Parliament today. There should be no room for debate when it is presented.”
According to sources, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) is expected to extend its support for the formation of special courts, but will not support moves to amend the constitution for this purpose.
Prior to the meeting Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan spoke to the media outside his Bani Gala residence stating that if the Army Act was strengthened there would be no need to amend the constitution.