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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

90% work on Qazi courts in Malakand complete: Minister

PESHAWAR, May 19 : Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Law, Human Rights and Parliamentary Affairs Barrister Arshad Abdullah has said that 90 percent work on the recruitment of Qazis and hiring of buildings for Qazi Courts in Malakand Division has been completed.

The minister was of the view that these courts will be soon be made operational.

This he said while talking to Ms Seemi Kamal, Member National Commission for the Status of Women, who called on him at Civil Secretariat Peshawar on Wednesday.

Barrister, Abdullah said that speedy justice would be ensured through Qazi Courts. Beside, social protection and women’s right to inheritance as per Islamic law has also been incorporated in the Nizam-e-Adl Act. He added that through Nizam-e Adl, Civil and criminal cases would be decided in 6 months and four months respectfully for which procedure has been simplified to a possible extent.

He further said that after successful implementation, the new law would be extended to other parts of the province as well. He dispelled the impression that new law was in disconformity with the constitution.

Member National Commission for the status of women was appreciative of the Minister for apprising her of the details of Nizam-e-Adl Act as well as the current implementation status of the said law. She also invited the Minister for a seminar at Islamabad to be held soon under the auspices of the National Commission of the Status of Women.

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