Prime Minister Imran Khan says reforming criminal justice system and ensuring access to “easy and speedy” justice to the citizens is the central plank of the government’s agenda.
Chairing a briefing on Ministry of Law and Justice in Islamabad today, he said the government is committed to put in place a mechanism that facilitates the citizens as well as the judiciary in speedy dispensation of justice.
Minister for Law Dr. Muhammad Farogh Naseem made a detailed presentation on civil litigation reforms. He identified various procedural and legal lacunas in the existing justice system which caused inordinate delay in provision of justice to the people.
He also enumerated various steps including the need for establishment of an Evidence Commission, streamlining the Alternate Dispute Resolution and Arbitration system through legal framework.
He said amendments need to be undertaken in various laws like Anti-Terrorism Act, NAB law, Pre-emption laws, Rent laws and others to ensure that the laws and legal procedures are not misused to obstruct justice and serve to facilitate the common citizens.
The Law Minister assured the Prime Minister that a comprehensive reform package carrying the future Plan of Action with delineated timelines would be finalized within the first hundred days of the government.