ISLAMABAD: Federal Law Minister Farogh Naseem on Saturday said new law regarding assets of overseas Pakistanis on the anvil.
“The law is also being introduced to address the matters of overseas Pakistan regarding their immovable properties,” he said this, announcing a number of reforms in the legal sector, while flanked by Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan in a press conference.
Farogh Naseem said C class of jail to be granted to those criminals who were involved in embezzlement of more than 50 crore rupees money.
“People say that corruption criminals are facilitated, but not this time,” he said adding that he kept receiving instructions from the PM regarding while devising new laws.
He also announced that whistle blower law will be connected to benami assets law.
The law minister said that the Code of Civil Procedure (Amendment) bill, 2019 will reduce civil litigation period to maximum two years.
He said even if number of courts were multiplied, swift justice could still not be provided under the current judiciary system. He said an organization was being made to get women their rights.
To a query, he said the federal government would not let Karachi separate from Sindh.
Farogh Naseem stressed on police reforms and also said that amendments in laws were being made to facilitate poor.
He said a Legal Aid and Justice Authority Bill was also being brought to provide legal, financial and other assistance and access to justice to the poor and vulnerable segments of the society in criminal cases. Legal aid and justice authority ordinance will work for rehabilitation of criminals as well, he added.
He said disadvantaged women and children will be given preference by the authority.
Farogh Naseem said the Enforcement of Women’s Property Bill will protect and secure the rights of ownership and possession of women in properties.
He said the women ombudsman to be appointed under this law will exercise enforcement and policing powers to restore the possession or ownership.
The minister said the Letters of Administration and Succession Certificates Bill will authorize the NADRA to issue succession certificates within fifteen days.