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PR No. 39 Islamabad: November 7th, 2018

Federal Minister for Law and Justice Barrister Dr. Muhammad Farogh Naseem congratulated the Pakistanis and the Prime Minister on completion of the tasks of the Law Ministry pertaining to the 100 Days Agenda of the Government. In a recorded video message on Wednesday he said that although he will complete his 100 days as a Minister on 1st December, he finished the significant work related to the Legal Reform Agenda on November 6th, 2018. He said he has also briefed the Prime Minister’s Secretariat regarding important legislative work. The laws proposed in this regard are Whistleblower Act, Women Action Plan, laws related to Inheritance and to ease the acquisition of succession certificates with the help of NADRA, a Bill related to Mutual Legal Assistance that remained pending for 9 years, strategies related to the public sector companies, laws to empower service tribunals, Legal Aid Authority to help poor with appropriate legal aid, Women possessory rights and how to activate the Provincial Ombudsman to support women, rent agreements and civil procedure laws to dispose of the civil cases in 2 years. He said that support from Bar Associations, judges and litigants will be required in this regard. He further said that the Prime Minister will launch the Legal Package very soon. ******

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