MQM-PPP divorce over Military Courts issue

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MQM-PPP divorce over Military Courts issue

KARACHI: MQM-Pakistan has refused to participate in the All Parties Conference called by Pakistan Peoples`Party scheduled on March 4, informed media reports.

Earlier, in a parliamentary session headed by Speaker National Assembly legislators developed consensus over extension of military courts for two years.

Speaking to journalists after the parliamentary session, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said that the PPP has called an All Parties Conference (APC) on March 4. "No politics will be done on this particular issue," he said.

Elaborating he said a National Assembly Session will be held on March 6 over the issue.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that country was going through extraordinary circumstances. He added that even though extension of military courts was not the best decision, they had agreed over its extension for two years.

"There should be no politics on terrorism," he added.

The PTI also refused to participate in the APC scheduled by the PPP, saying that it has already agreed over the extension of military courts. In a tweet PTI chief Imran Khan made the announcement.

Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan chief Dr Farooq Sattar said that the present government had done nothing to improve the existing courts. He said he will express his reservations over the issue of military courts to the Prime Minister.