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Qureshi appreciates Farogh for proposed amendments in criminal law

FM Qureshi writes a letter of appreciation to Law Minister Barrister Dr. Farogh Naseem for a proposed draft of amendments in the criminal law. In his letter, the foreign minister commended the law minister and his team.

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Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday wrote a letter of appreciation to Law Minister Barrister Dr. Farogh Naseem for a proposed draft of amendments in the criminal law.

According to the spokesperson, the letter was written in reference to amendments in criminal law. A few days ago, the law minister had forwarded a second draft to the prime minister regarding reforms in criminal law.

In his letter, the foreign minister commended the law minister and his team.
Qureshi termed the work of Barrister Farogh Naseem as in line with the government’s objective to bring real and meaningful change.

Read more: The primacy of federal criminal law in Pakistan’s national security

He termed the draft of the Criminal Law Reform Package as a prelude to positive change in all walks of life.

The foreign minister wished Barrister Farogh Naseem further success in his efforts for the betterment of the people.

Barrister Farogh Naseem thanked the foreign minister for the appreciation and said that he would continue to work to uphold the rule of law for the welfare of the people and to fulfill the government’s promise of change.

No rule of law in Pakistan?

Prime Minister Imran Tuesday declared that Pakistan has lagged behind due to a lack of rule of law.

Addressing the audience at the groundbreaking of the Islamabad District Courts’ building the premier said that the tragedy of Pakistan is that there are separate sets of rules for the poor and rich.

The prime minister spoke at length about the rule of law, speedy justice, and development, highlighting where Pakistan went wrong.

The premier blamed the lack of rule of law for the state Pakistan is in today. “We have been left behind due to lack of rule of law,” he said, highlighting that the powerful and influential segments of society always want to be above the law.

Read more: The best way to reform Pakistan’s criminal justice system

Courtesy: APP with additional input by GVS

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