Prime Minister Imran Khan says the government is ensuring an effective justice system in the country and its easy access to the poor through necessary reforms in the civil and criminal justice system.
Speaking at a high-level meeting in connection with reforms in civil laws in Islamabad on Wednesday, he said, for the first time since 1908. He said no government has do anything to reform the century-old civil procedure.
The Prime Minister said the judiciary is independent today in the country. He said that speedy and guaranteed dispensation of justice is directly linked with good governance. He said provision of speedy and inexpensive justice to the people is one of the top priorities of the government.
Imran Khan directed that these measures should be implemented on priority basis with strong and improved cooperation among institutions by taking all stakeholders into confidence.
The meeting was informed about reforms in law implemented during last three years and future strategy. It was also briefed about the issuance of inheritance certificate in all three provinces and efforts are continuing with full vigour to bring inheritance law in Balochistan. The meeting was told that 10,485 families have received inheritance certificates within 15 days under the new system while twenty-two counters have been set up in Pakistani embassies for overseas Pakistanis in twelve countries to provide such facilities.
The meeting was also informed that under the law for protection of women's inheritance rights a large number of cases have been disposed of and said that provision of inheritance to women is being ensured.
The meeting was attended by Ministers, Farogh Naseem, Fawad Chaudhry, Special Assistant Dr. Shahbaz Gill, Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar and other senior officials. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan and Provincial Law Ministers Raja Basharat and concerned provincial officials participated the meeting through video link.