PPP reiterates opposition to extension to military courts’ tenure

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Friday reiterated opposition to extension in the tenure of the military courts.
The decision was taken during a high level meeting of the PPP, which was chaired by Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Asif Ali Zardari and attended by PPP leaders from Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.
Addressing a joint press conference along with former prime minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani, former senator Farhatullah Babar said that the PPP has decided that the PPP would not support extension in the tenure of the military courts. He said that the meeting also expressed concern on missing persons issue.
He said that the PPP respected the decisions of the courts. However, he added that some people were using the courts against 18th Amendment. He said that three hospitals of Sindh were handed over to the federal government.
Yousaf Raza Gilani said that the meeting reiterated that the PPP would not support the extension in the military courts. He said that federal government was taking back some institutions, which were devolved to the provinces under 18th Amendment. He said that the PPP strongly condemned such steps of the federal government. He said that the PPP would defend the 18th Amendment at any cost.

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