PM says effective dispensation of justice is state’s responsibility.

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan, terming effective dispensation of justice as the state’s responsibility, on Thursday said the government’s reforms in the civil and criminal procedure code would ensure speedy justice.

“Massive amendments will help bring revolution in the criminal justice system and simplify the procedure for the common man in the way to justice,” the prime minister said while addressing at an event on Criminal Law and Justice Reforms.

The prime minister said for the first time, the government was “making changes in the law made in British rule” to bring improvement to the dispensation of justice.

He said no government in the past ever thought about reforming the century-old laws so that they could maintain the status quo and accommodate the elite.

The premier said the civil law reforms were a step towards ensuring the rule of law in the country, that too in line with Islam’s first socio-welfare state of Madinah.

He quoted a hadith of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), emphasising that many earlier nations were destroyed because there were separate laws for the powerful and the weak.

PM Imran Khan said ensuring the rule of law would encourage foreign investors and overseas Pakistanis to invest their money in the country.

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