Nawaz Sharif calls all parliamentarians meeting today

IANS| Updated: Jan 06, 2015, 05:14 AM IST


Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif called all parliamentarians for a breakfast meeting on Tuesday morning at National Assembly`s Speakers Lounge.

The breakfast meeting would be held on the day when voting on two government bills, the Constitution (Twenty-first Amendment) Bill and the Pakistan Army (Amendment) aimed to set up constitutionally protected military courts to try civilian terrorism suspects, is to be held,, Dawn News reported late Monday night.

Earlier Monday, the federal government deferred voting on the bills till Tuesday after the government fell short of the required two-thirds majority - 228 members - for the passage of the amendments.

Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman expressed reservations on the bill, saying his party would not vote in favour of the amendment in its current form.