ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly (NA) on Tuesday has approved the amendment bills regarding extension in the tenure of the services chiefs and chairman of joint chiefs of the staff committee.
According to details, voting was held on all three Pakistan Army (Amendment) Bill 2020, the Pakistan Air Force (Amendment) Bill 2020 and the Pakistan Navy (Amendment) Bill 2020 under the supervision of NA Speaker Asad Qaiser.
Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan was also present in the assembly.
At the start of the session, Defence Minister Pervez Khattak requested the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) to withdraw their recommendations regarding amendments in the bills over which, PPP MNA Naveed Qamar took back the suggestions.
Religious parties Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) and
Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) didn’t participate in the voting process and walked
out of the NA declaring it as “fake”.
Subsequently, the session was adjourned till 4pm on Wednesday.
On the other hand, the Senate has forwarded the bills to Standing Committees on Defence and adjourned the session till 3pm on Wednesday.