Cabinet to approve NCHR draft, says Naik

Staff Report

ISLAMABAD: The forthcoming federal cabinet meeting will approve the draft for the establishment of the National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR), Law Minister Farooq H Naik said on Monday.

Talking to reporters after visiting the Law Ministry’s Human Rights Division, Naik said prisoners who were detained in jails due to their inability to pay fines imposed on them would be released. He said the government would work for the welfare of disabled women, adding that conditions in women’s jails would also be improved. The law minister said immigration laws were being amended to stop human trafficking. He said the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) had fulfilled its promise of reinstating the sacked judges, adding the PPP-led government would not sack any judge because “it believes in the supremacy of law and the independence of the judiciary”.

He said a meeting between chief justices of all high courts and the four provincial law ministers would be held after Eid to ensure speedy justice. Naik said the government was planning to establish evening courts for the provision of speedy justice to the people.

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