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    CCLC Recommends Civil and Criminal Law Reforms for the Approval of Federal Cabinet.

    Chitral Times Report

     

    ISLAMABAD: Cabinet Committee for the Disposal of Legislative cases (CCLC) has recommended the placement of civil and criminal law reforms before the Federal Cabinet. The meeting of CCLC was chaired by the Federal Minister for Law and Justice, Barrister Dr. Muhammad Farogh Naseem on Friday. Seven Draft Bills, prepared by the Ministry of Law and Justice have been recommended to be placed before the Federal Cabinet. The Bills include; Code of Civil Procedure (Amendment) Bill, in which a concept of two tier system has been introduced for speedy conclusion of the trials; The Service Tribunals (Amendment) Bill, for redressal of grievances of the Civil Servants as well as for reducing the workload on the High Courts; The Letters of Administration and Succession Certificates Bill for issuance of Letters of Administration and Succession Certificates to the legal heirs of the deceased within 15 days of death, with the help of NADRA; Whistleblower Protection and Vigilance Commission Bill, to give incentive and protection to the whistleblowers in order to give momentum to the anti-corruption drive in the country; The Enforcement of Women’s Property Rights Bill, which would give the women right to file complaints with Women Ombudsperson in case they are illegally deprived of ownership or possession of their properties; The Legal Aid and Justice Authority Bill, to promote access to justice by providing affordable, accessible and credible legal aid, financial and other services to the poor and vulnerable sections of the society in criminal cases; and The Criminal Law Reforms Bill, in order to make amendments in Pakistan Penal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure to ensure speedy and expeditious justice. The Bills will be placed before the Federal Cabinet and following the approval are expected to be tabled in the next session of the parliament.

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