PR No.111 Islamabad: January 13, 2017

Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar chaired a meeting of the Law Review committee here today.

The meeting reviewed progress on different draft laws that have been placed before the Parliament for enactment as well as matters relating to other legislation in the offing including Companies Bill, 2016. The Committee also reviewed the National Accountability Ordinance, 1999 in order to further improve the Law to ensure good governance and eradicate corruption.

The objective of the Committee which meets regularly is to review the laws for identifying anomalies and ambiguities, as well as to bring them at par with the contemporary requirements. The Committee was also apprised of progress achieved till date on electoral reforms.

The Finance Minister appreciated the hard work done by SECP for the Companies Bill, 2016 and the Parliamentary Committee on Electoral Reforms for working on the electoral reforms. The Minister for Law and Justice, Mr. Zahid Hamid, Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecom, Ms Anusha Rahman Khan, Attorney General for Pakistan, Mr. Ashtar Ausaf Ali and Special Assistant to PM, Khawaja Zaheer attended the meeting.