Political matters: PPP supports establishment of military courts: Gillani

Says US president should review his policies before imposing them

Our Correspondent March 02, 2017
Says US president should review his policies before imposing them. PHOTO: FILE

MULTAN: Pakistan Peoples Party supports establishment of military courts and military operations to eradicate terrorism. The party had always supported military courts and operations without any conditions.

This was said by former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gillani while speaking to journalists in Multan on Wednesday.

Gillani said terrorism and extremism were global issues and they must be dealt at international level. He said, “Polices made to eradicate terrorism would remain intact. “These are not affected by any government.”

He added, “The governments and generals come and go but the policies remain intact.”

The PPP leader maintained that parliament was the representative forum of people and it should be strengthened as it was the only forum that guarantee liberty of people. “The parliament should strengthen itself rather than looking towards other institutions,” he added. He said the National Action Plan should be implemented in letter and spirit to end terrorism.

He pointed out the China-Pakistan Economic corridor was a good omen for Pakistan. “It is not just an economic corridor but an economic system.”

While speaking about the new American polices, he said US President Donald Trump was hurting the sentiments of Muslims through his statements. Trump should review his policies before imposing them, he said.

He said, “If Pakistan Peoples Party had been in majority in senate, a new Seraiki Province would have been created.”

He informed journalists that procession of PPP which was going to be held on March 10, have been delayed temporarily due to security issues. The procession would be held soon after the clearance from security agencies, he added.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 2nd, 2017.


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