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Event Title: The meeting of the Special Committee on Law Reforms

Event Date: 2019-01-22

The meeting of the Special Committee on Law Reforms was held on Tuesday here at Parliament House. Convener of the Committee Senator FarooqH.Naek presided. The meeting was attended by Senators RanaMaqboolAhmed, MuhammadAzam Khan Sawati, former Senator Ch. Muhammad AnwerBhinder, Raja Inam Amin Minhas and Justice(R) Muhammad Raza Khan.

The Committee in its meeting approved its Terms of Reference (ToR) and decided to hold its formal meeting in first week of February. The committee approved the agenda items to be taken up in its next meeting including considering the tiers of court system of Pakistan and abolishing of the Special Courts and merging them in ordinary courts.

The Committee decided to write letter to the Ministry of Law and Justice seeking report on the work carried out with regard to law reforms in the country within seven days and sending a concerned officer to brief the committee to this effect in its next meeting.

The committee would also write letters to other relevant departments and organizations in this regard including Pakistan Bar Council and Provincial Bar Councils, Law and Justice Commission, National Commission for Women Rights, National Commission of Child Abuse and National Commission for Human Rights.