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Civil, military leadership agree to extend tenure of military courts

Civil, military leadership agree to extend tenure of military courts
January 10, 2017

PESHAWAR, 10 January: The civil and military leadership have agreed to extend the tenure of military courts in the country to effectively tackle terrorism.

A meeting of the civil and military leadership was held at the Prime Minister House in Islamabad on Monday which was chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. According to a statement issued from the Prime Minister House, the meeting discussed the country’s internal and external security affairs. Participants of the meeting observed that the military courts proved very helpful in reducing terrorism and it also improved results of operation Zarb-e-Azb.

The government decided to start consultation with all the political parties for extension in the tenure of military courts.

Military courts were established for the initial term of two years after the heinous terrorist attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar. The two-year term of the military courts expired on 6 January, 2017.

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