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The Senate on Tuesday evening passed Constitution (21st Amendment) Bill 2015 with 78 votes in favour and none against.

This is more than the two-third majority required to amend the Constitution.

The Bill has already been approved by the National Assembly.

Earlier, the house unanimously adopted Pakistan Army Amendment Bill as passed by the National Assembly.

Both the bills were moved by Minister for Law and Justice Senator Pervaiz Rashid.

Radio Pakistan's parliamentary correspondent says now the two bills would be sent to the President for his assent to become part of the Constitution and the statute book, clearing the way for creation of special courts, headed by Army Officers, for trial of terrorists.


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