PR No.206 Islamabad

Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar continued telephone contacts with parliamentary leaders for the second day today.

The Finance Minister called Mr Farooq Sattar of MQM, Shabzada Tariquullah of Jammat e Islami, Haji Ghulam Ahmed Bilour of ANP, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed of AML, Shahji Gul Afridi of FATA & other parliamentary leaders on Sunday.


He highlighted significance of extending the working of military courts for speedy trial of terrorists and emphasized consensus among all the party leaders on this important issue.


Minister also telephoned Speaker National Assembly and emphasised   on behalf of the government, to advance the meeting of the main Parliamentary Committee on the subject and hold it on 23rd February, 2017 instead of 27th February as was earlier planned. He advised the Speaker that since the meeting of the Sub Committee is scheduled on 22nd February, it would be appropriate to convene the main Committee on 23rd February 2017 to facilitate early decisions in the matter.