Senate approves both bills unanimously

ISLAMABAD: The Senate on Tuesday approved the Pakistan Army (Amendment) Bill 2015 as well as the 21st Constitutional Amendment.

Earlier today, the National Assembly had passed both the bills unopposed as 247 members voted in favour of the laws which would provide constitutional cover to special courts for the trial of terrorism suspects.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in a speech at the start of the Senate session thanked the Leader of Opposition in Senate Aitzaz Ahsan as well as all political parties and their leaders who were present in Senate as well as the National Assembly session in the morning.

The PM congratulated all members of parliament who voted in favour of both the bills in NA and passed it unanimously.

In his speech he said he had high hopes that the Senate would also pass both bills, and went on to say that the actions were not only for all political parties but also for the whole nation which was against all the terrorists.

The PM said that today was a congratulatory day for Pakistan as the nation had decided to act in unison and take action in the form of approval by the NA and now the Senate session to hopefully do the same.

He said that they will not rest till the last terrorist was rooted out and that there was no more hesitancy or hindrance to move forward and take action.