Opposition damaging Pakistan and Kashmir’s narrative: Dr Firdous

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has said that the opposition is damaging the narrative of Pakistan and Kashmir.

While addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Saturday along with the Minister for Law and Justice Farogh Naseem, Dr Firdous regretted that the opposition is trying to secure personal gains while speaking on the Kashmir issue.

The special assistant said that the government is making efforts to bring the Country out of obsolete system and all institutions are striving to give Prime Minister Imran Khan’s roadmap a reality.

In his remarks, Farogh Naseem said a number of new laws are being introduced to provide inexpensive and expeditious justice to the people and protect the vulnerable segments of the society.

While giving details of the laws, the law minister said that the Code of Civil Procedure (Amendment) Bill 2019 will reduce civil litigation period to maximum two years.

The law minister said that a Legal Aid and Justice Authority Bill is 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. He said that disadvantaged women and children will be given preference by the authority.

Farogh Naseem said that the Enforcement of Women’s Property Bill will protect and secure the rights of ownership and possession of women in properties. He said that the women ombudsman to be appointed under this law will exercise enforcement and policing powers to restore the possession or ownership.

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In addition, he said that the Letters of Administration and Succession Certificates Bill will authorize the NADRA to issue succession certificates within 15 days.

Farogh Naseem said that a law is also being brought for the protection of whistleblowers. Under this law, a Whistleblower Protection and Vigilance Commission will be established.

The law minister said that law is also being introduced to address the matters of overseas Pakistan regarding their immovable properties.

The minister said that these laws have been framed following the inputs by the prime minister and expressed the confidence it will also be replicated in the provinces.