ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) parliamentary committee decided to back federal government’s Army Act amendment bill in National Assembly.
According to details, the senior leadership of PML-N has directed its members of NA to approve the bill with consensus.
The decision came after government delegation headed by Defence Minister Pervez Khattak held a meeting with PML-N leaders and sought their support on Army Act amendment bill.
The committee consisting Pervez Khattak, Federal Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Senator Azam Swati and Leader of the House in Senate Syed Shibli Faraz arrived at opposition’s chamber and discussed the matter with PML-N’s Khawaja Asif, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Rana Tanvir and others.
Earlier today, the federal government had also requested the Supreme Court of Pakistan to form a five-member larger bench in the case pertaining to army chief’s extension and suspend the decision of November 28 till the review petition’s verdict.
The federation had filed two miscellaneous pleas seeking a stay order over the previous decision and to form a larger bench following the review petition which was filed earlier.