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Senate passes bill to criminilise custodial torture and death
July 13, By Rehan Piracha: The Senate has unanimously passed the Torture and Custodial Death (Prevention and Punishment) Bill 2021, setting a punishment of three to 10 years for public officials guilty of torture and custodial deaths.
KP govt’s ADR Bill termed ‘parallel judicial system’
According to the draft bill, the Alternate Dispute Resolution System in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa ‘will facilitate the settlement of disputes without resorting to formal litigations and to ensure inexpensive and expeditious justice’. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Alternate Dispute Resolution 2020 Act will extend to the whole province but the government can appoint different dates for different areas in the province for enforcement.
PROTECTION OF ISLAM BILL: No one read it, yet it was ‘unanimously passed’
Jul 29, 2020: Lawmakers of the Punjab Assembly are not even aware of the content of the Bill that they have passed recently to ‘protect’ Islam. Following objections by Shia clerics and civil society, the Speaker of Punjab Assembly ...
Pervaiz Elahi assures further consultation on Tahaffuz-e-Bunyad-e-Islam Bill
Jul 27, 2020: Following objections by Shia clerics and civil society, the Speaker of Punjab Assembly Chaudhry Pervez Elahi assured to stop the implementation of the Protection of Islam Bill that the assembly had earlier passed ...