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Army Chief bill: Chaudhry Shujaat, Pervaiz Elahi meet Fazlur Rehman

Army Bill

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – Pakistan Muslim League-Q (PML-Q) leaders Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi met with JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman at his residence and discussed the Army Amendment Act with him on Sunday.

During the meeting, PML-Q leader Hafiz Ammar Yasir was also present and al the leaders consulted about the Army Act. The PML-Q leaders also tried to convince Maulana Fazl for supporting the key bill regarding extension in tenure of the army chief.

On the occasion, the JUI-F chief said that the opposition leader should fulfill the responsibility to adopt joint stance on the matter.

It is noteworthy here that Fazlur Rehman had earlier announced that his party will not vote in favour of the bills regarding the tenure of the services chiefs and chairman, joint chiefs of staff committee.

Meanwhile, the JUI-F has to decide whether its members would vote in favour or against the key legislation in the two houses of the Parliament or they would abstain from the voting process.

The National Assembly and Senate sessions on Army Act amendment bill will be held on Monday (tomorrow).

The bill of extension in the service term of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) and other services chiefs will be tabled in the NA and the Senate on Monday.

The National Assembly session will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, while the Senate session at 3:00 pm on the same day.

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