Panel formed to expedite finalisation of law reforms


Law Minister Farogh Naseem has formed a subcommittee headed by Parliamentary Secretary Malaika Bukhari to oversee and expedite the finalisation of a draft on criminal reforms by the deadline given by the prime minister.

The minister chaired a meeting of the Task Force on Criminal Reforms on Tuesday and expressed his displeasure over the absence of the representatives from Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Islamabad.

He said that no objection will be entertained by any province, after the finalisation of the draft in case of continuous absence of a representative from that province. He directed for issuance of fresh notices to the prosecutor general offices, home departments and police departments of all the provinces for their inputs.

He also said permanent representatives from each province must be deputed for the task to be completed in time. The meeting was attended by the Law and Justice Parliamentary Secretary Barrister Maleeka Bukhari, Law Secretary Raja Naeem Akber and representatives from the interior ministry and the Punjab home department.