Government has tabled three bills “Pakistan Army (Amendment) Bill 2020,” Pakistan Air Force (Amendment) Bill 2020,” and Pakistan Navy (Amendment) Bill 2020 in the National Assembly today, on friday, for approval.
Defence Minister Pervez Khattak tabled the bills during the session chaired by NA Speaker Asad Qaiser. All three bills based on rules and regulations have also been forwarded to the relevant standing committees while the proceedings have been adjourned till Saturday morning.
On Thursday, government delegation headed by Defence Minister Pervez Khattak held meeting with PML-N leaders and sought their support on Army Act amendment bill.
The committee consisting of Defence Minister 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 Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s Khawaja Asif, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Rana Tanvir and others.
Not only PML-N but Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) had also expressed its support to the amendment bill and assured to assist the government in approving it in the assembly.
Earlier, Federal Cabinet had approved amendment in Army Act for an extension in the tenure of all military chiefs.