ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said Thursday that the criminal justice system is very important and the backbone of government, and the work on this must be ascertained by priority.
He observed this while chairing high-level meetings on reforms in the criminal justice system and implementation of Civil Procedure Codes in the province and Islamabad.
“If we look at the history of the nations of the world, only nations that are able to develop have brought a strong and organized justice system to provide justice to the people. The previous government took advantage of violations of the law by destroying the system, “he said.
The prime minister explained that the government will provide all the necessary resources to improve the system based on priorities, set goals in this regard, and ensure a timely completion. The meeting was attended by Minister of Law Farogh Naseem, Attorney General Khalid Javed Khan, Minister of Law of Punjab Raja Basharat, Minister of Law Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sultan Muhammad Khan and related senior officials.
During the meeting, the prime minister was told that in order to formulate a comprehensive strategy for the reform process, a separate task force was formed identifying 13 areas, whose recommendations were ready to be implemented.
These 13 areas include case registration, arrest and FIR systems, modernization and computerization of police stations, transfer of funds directly to police stations and giving the status of chief accountant to police stations, investigation systems, reinforcement, improvement of challan systems, establishment of independent prosecutions, reducing pressure at the courts by demanding prosecutions according to the nature of the case, simplifying and expediting trial processes, computerizing court records, and strengthening the parole system.
Meanwhile, the prime minister also chairs the weekly meeting of the National Coordinating Committee for Housing, Construction and Development here. The FBR chairman assessed the tax incentive package meeting, compared the increase in registrations in construction projects by the FBR Portal and Builders and Developers and informed that construction activities across the country, especially in Punjab have witnessed a significant increase.
Pakistan New Housing Authority Chairman Lt. Gen. (right) Anwar Ali Haider explains to the Surveyor General of Pakistan his performance in providing data in the area of digitizing land records. The provincial heads’ secretaries provided detailed directions on the steps to be taken to provide their respective provincial data regarding digitizing land registration.
Imran Khan stressed the importance of providing data in the context of digitizing land registries, and said that digitization would lead to better planning in the construction sector and significant improvements in suppressing the occupation mafia.
Emphasizing the importance of multi-storey construction and protection of green areas in the federal capital, Imran Khan directed special attention to protection of green areas in construction projects. Imran Khan also chaired a review meeting on the progress of the Ravi Urban Development Project, the Central Business District Project and the relocation of Walton Airport.
The meeting recognized progress on the proposed law on environmental protection in the Ravi City project. The meeting was also given a detailed description of the significant progress made in the performance of the three groups formed in relation to land acquisition, land development and zoning in the project.
Expressing satisfaction with the great interest of leading international investment companies in the Ravi City project and the significant progress made in terms of the agreement, Imran Khan said that given the importance of this large project, not only will investment opportunities be created but also the public will have access to international standard housing facilities. .
Meanwhile, Imran Khan said administrative reforms must be implemented in a timely manner to provide assistance to society and legal action against corrupt elements must be ensured because there is no difference between rich and poor in a welfare state.