PM directs to draw roadmap for reforms in jails, criminal justice system
May 29, 2020
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan on Friday directed to draw a roadmap for reforms in jails and criminal justice system. The prime minister was addressing a review meeting of the legal reforms made under current government to facilitate and provide justice to the people in Islamabad today. He said ensuring justice to the weak, helpless and poor sections of the society is top priority of the present government. He said eliminating the loopholes in the current justice system and ensuring easy, economical and speedy access to justice for the people is a key component of the PTI’s manifesto. He directed to draw a roadmap for reforms in jails and criminal justice system, change in police station culture, registration of cases and investigation. PM Khan also constituted a committee comprising Law Minister Barrister Farogh Naseem, Adviser on Parliamentary Affairs Dr Babar Awan and Attorney General and directed the committee to work on timelines to move ahead with the legal reform process as per the expectations of the people. The meeting also decided to set up a modern forensic lab in the federal capital. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi was also present in the meeting.