PPP will support the Army Amendment Act if parliamentary procedures followed: Bilawal

Govt will follow parliament rules and regulations, says Awan


Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairperson Bilawal Bhutto on Friday reiterated that the party would only support the Pakistan Army Amendment Bill 2020 legislation if the government follows the parliamentary procedures.

Speaking to the media after the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) tabled the bill in the National Assembly (NA), Bilawal said PPP would only support the legislation if the PTI government followed the rules and regulations of the parliament.

He further stated that if the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supports the legislation unconditionally, then PPP would be unable to bring about any change.

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan took to social media and expressed confidence in parliamentary leaders showing unity over matters concerning national security.

Govt tables Pakistan Army Amendment Bill in NA

Addressing the media afterwards, the information minister said the new amendment will protect the interest of the country and would also strengthen the parliament.

She reaffirmed that the government would follow the rules of the parliament.

Minutes after the bill was passed, Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry said a positive discussion was held with the opposition and hoped that the bill would be passed unanimously tomorrow, adding that all parties are moving forward with the new bill.

He also said the extension of the army chief is essential for the national interest.

The science minister also said he is hopeful that the selection of members of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and amendments in the NAB laws would be settled with consensus, adding that the government and opposition would discuss amendments in the NAB laws from Monday.






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