Parliamentary Committee on National Security formed

Parliamentary Committee on National Security formed

ISLAMABAD: 33-member committee of parliamentarians has been established on Friday in leadership of Speaker of the National Assembly, Ayaz Sadiq to monitor progress of National Action Plan and its implementation.

The committee is going to oversee national stability matters of extreme importance as well.

All parliamentary parties have been given representation in the body whose four primary goals have also been chalked out.
A notification was issued today in this regard by the National Assembly Secretariat.

Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Imran Khan, chief of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl, Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Naveed Qamar of Muttahida Qaumi Movement, Farooq Sattar of Muttahida Qaumi Movement, chief of Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid-e-Azam, Pervez Elahi, leader of Awami National Party, Sheikh Rashid and Awami National Party chief Ghulam Ahmad Bilour among other parliamentarians are part of the committee.

The committee is to oversee implementation of NAP besides the cases that are transferred to civil courts from military courts.
The parliamentarians are to file their joint report in joint sessions of the parliament.

NAP was chalked out early 2015 against terrorism after TTP attacked a school in Peshawar claiming over 140 lives, mostly young students.

Around the same time, government of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif ended moratorium on death penalties and provided legal cover to army courts to try hardcore terrorists for speedy sentences.