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Event Title: The Senate Standing Committee on Law and Justice met at the Parliament House on Wednesday

Event Date: 2018-09-05

The Senate Standing Committee on Law and Justice met at the Parliament House on Wednesday under the Senator Javed Abbasi, Chairman of the Committee and considered various Bills besides the matter referred by that Chairman Senate for consideration to propose legislation for providing simple mechanism, in order to address the miseries and difficulties of common citizens in obtaining Succession Certificate and other related matters which include declaring the family tree prepared by NADRA as succession certificate and objections, if any can be filed in the court of law subsequently.

The Committee held a detailed discussion on the matter pertaining succession certificate. Both Ministery of Law and Justice and NADRA gave their opinion on the matter.

The Committee decided that there is need to take cognizance of all the aspects and specifically the problems being faced by the people while obtaining succession certificate. It directed the concerned quarters to submit a detailed report on the matter by studying both the aspects of making amendment in the existing succession act and the decision to shift the responsibility to NADRA besides taking into consideration the international best practices.

Different government Bill which included the Federal Judicial academy (Amendment) Bill, 2018, The Limitation Relating to Civil Revisions Bill, 2018, the Code of Civil Procedure (amendment) Bill, 2018, the Federal  Ombudsman Institutional Reforms (amendment) Bill , 2018 and the specific Relief (amendment) Bill, 2018 and the Succession (Amendment) Bil were also considered by the Committee and gave necessary directions to the Law and Justice Ministry.

The meeting was attended among others by Senators Mian Raza Rabbani, Hasil Khan Bizenjo, Syed Muzafar Hussain Shah, Ms. Ayesha Raza Farooq, Musadik Masood Malik, Ghous Muhammad Khan Niazi and Sana Jamali. Minister and Secretary of the Ministery of Law and Justice and other relevant departments were also present during the meeting.