SC verdict to give new impetus to war against terrorism: PM

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Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif addressing at National Assembly, Islamabad on August 5, 2015

PM for withdrawal of motions against PTI
ISLAMABAD, Aug 5:  Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that Supreme Court’s verdict would establish supremacy of the Parliament.
Speaking in the National Assembly today he said all the parliamentary parties had reservations about military courts but the step was imperative to purge the country of terrorists.
The Prime Minister hoped the verdict will give new impetus to war against terrorism.
He said the government has taken decisions on important national issues with consensus, be it operation Zarb-e-Azb, National Action Plan, Constitutional Amendments, China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and all crucial matters relating to foreign affairs.
Prime Minister once again appealed to the JUI-F and MQM to review their withdraw their motions regarding deseating of 28 PTI members.
He said the appeal is aimed at strengthening of democracy. He said MQM and JUI-F should demonstrate open heartedness to end the uncertainty.
He regretted the remarks of PTI Chairman Imran Khan about Maulana Fazlur Rehman.
He said the government has taken decisions on important national issues including operation Zarb-e-Azb, National Action Plan, Constitutional Amendments and China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and matters relating to foreign affairs.
Referring to the plight of flood affectees, the Prime Minister said the federal and provincial governments and other institutions are carrying out relief operation in effective manner.
He said military in cooperation with other agencies is working hard to provide relief to the flood affectees.
He assured that government will leave no stone unturned to rehabilitate the flood affected people and to compensate the losses of floods. He urged the people to cooperate actively in this noble cause.
In his speech, Opposition Leader Syed Khurshid Shah welcomed the apex court’s decision by saying that the verdict upholds the sovereignty of the Parliament.
He said the verdict is a stamp of approval on the decisions taken by the parliament.

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