ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan has said that the confidence of the people in the present system of justice has been shaken.
According to Express News, in a meeting held under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister to review the legal reforms made in the current government for easy and speedy delivery of justice to the people, he said that the people need to improve the justice system. Expectations are attached to the current government. Becoming the voice of the weak, helpless and helpless sections of the society and ensuring justice to them is the top priority of the government.
He said that the confidence of the people in the present system of justice has been shaken to a great extent. Eliminating loopholes in the justice system and ensuring easy, cheap and speedy access to justice for the people is a key component of the PTI’s manifesto. A roadmap should also be drawn up regarding reforms in the criminal case system, change in police station culture, registration of cases, investigation, reform process in jails.
Formation of a committee to reform the justice system
The Prime Minister formed a committee comprising Law Minister Barrister Forough Naseem, Advisor on Parliamentary Affairs Dr Babar Awan and Attorney General. He also directed the committee to work out a timetable for setting out a timeline for advancing the legal reform process as per the expectations of the people. The meeting also decided to set up a modern forensic laboratory in the federal capital.
Giving a briefing, the Federal Law Minister said that the reform process in the relevant laws and the use of technology would improve the system and provide easy and speedy justice to the sailan. A time has been set for the completion of cases that have been pending for years as a result of reforms in the Civil Code. The Law Minister also briefed the meeting on the reforms in the Military Code.
The meeting was also attended by Law Minister Barrister Forough Naseem, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Advisor on Parliamentary Affairs Dr Babar Awan, Attorney General Khalid Javed Khan, Parliamentary Secretary Malaika Ali Bukhari and other senior officials.