LAHORE, (APP): Federal Minister for Law and Justice Barrister Dr. Muhammad Farogh Naseem on Monday said the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf (PTI) government believed in providing inexpensive and speedy justice to the masses and for this purpose, a number of laws had been framed.
Addressing the PTI Lawyers Convention here at Alhamra, he said the implementation of these laws would help in materializing the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan for speedy justice.
He said that 125,000 to 150,000 pending cases were disposed of during the last three years tenure of the PTI government.
Advisor to Prime Minister on Interior and Accountability Shahzad Akbar, State Minister for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib, PTI Senator Ejaz Ahmad Chaudhry, Member Pakistan Bar Council Ishtiaq A. Khan, MNA Malik Karamat Ali Khokhar, MPAs, and a large number of lawyers attended the convention.
Dr. Farogh Naseem urged the lawyers to become hands of the government for implementing new laws, adding that bench and bar were major sources who implement the laws in the judiciary.
He said the government also made legislation to reduce the time period of cases, for example, inherit law cases would be finalized within 15 days which were completed in 5 years and civil proceeding cases would be completed within 6 months to 1 year, which was required 25 or 30 or more years for a conclusion which would help in increasing foreign investment.
The Federal Law minister said that only supremacy of the constitution and law and justice could make the country strong and stable.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister for State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib said, “I challenged Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz to apply in courts for hearing of her cases on a daily basis”.
He said the PTI believed in justice and self-reliance, adding that Prime Minister Imran Khan had urged to ensure the rule of law and provide equal justice to people, adding that lawyers could play a vital role in this regard.
He said that Prime Minister Imran Khan had clearly said that law and justice must prevail in the country, adding that our political struggle started during the lawyers’ movement.
The State Minister said, “Our government is working on legislation to provide cheaper and speedy justice to the people”.
He said that powerful people were being held accountable for the first time in Pakistan, adding that whosoever would hinder the process of accountability in the country, lawyers had the responsibility to protect the accountability process.
He said the PTI government made legislation on Civil Procedure Code (CPC) which was also implemented by the provinces, aimed to provide cheaper and speedy justice to people.
He said that Prime Minister proved himself a real leader of the country, adding that he always stood with truth and justice.
He said that previous governments failed to make any legislation and even did not speak about accountability because they themselves were involved in corruption, adding that they were involved in money laundering and made properties about billion rupees in foreign countries.
He said that Maryam Nawaz was trying to hide behind adjournments, just to escape the ongoing accountability process, adding that she did not have any evidence to prove her innocence before the court in the Avenfield case.
Farrukh Habib said that Maryam Nawaz was opting to delay tactics to further slow down the accountability process, adding that instead of calling for the case hearing on merit, PML-N vice president had already sought over a dozen adjournments by resorting to different excuses such as the illness of her lawyer.
He said that Shehbaz Sharif was facing cases of TTs amounting to Rs 7.3 billion and
fake accounts cases amounting to Rs 25 billion in federal investigation agency (FIA).
Advisor to Prime Minister Shahzad Akbar said, “We cannot move forward without lawyers’ support, adding that he will forward complaints and grievances of lawyers to Prime Minister as it is”.
He said that many people create hurdles in providing equal justice, adding that lawyers should play their role in providing equal justice to the people.
PTI Senator Ejaz Ahmad Chaudhry and Punjab Minister for Law Raja Basharat also
spoke on the occasion.
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