|PM, Law Minister discuss pending cases|
23 July 2012
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf met with Law Minister Farooq Naek and discussed important legal issues and pending cases.
During the meeting, Prime Minister Ashraf said that the constitution clearly stated that governance was the responsibility of the elected representatives.
The prime minister stressed that the government believed in the rule of law and was running the country according to the constitution.
APP adds: The Law Minister said that progress on the anti-terrorism law was satisfactory and it would ensure the conviction of terrorists, which had presently been embarrassingly very low due to the defects in the existing law and the criminals take full advantage of it.
The evidence presented in the court by prosecutor does not stand the defence on legal and technical grounds and resultantly hard core terrorists get scot-free, he said.
The Minister said that the law to control the theft of electricity, gas and other services was being undertaken on fast track basis.
He said the instructions had been given to vigorously pursue the cases and get the court stays vacated at the earliest as these had stuck WAPDA's Rs. 1.3 billion.
The Law Minister said that the government was bringing amendment in the existing law to provide inexpensive and speedy justice to the people especially who are poor and involved in minor offences.
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