Concrete steps for speedy justice: Raja

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Staff Reporter

Provincial Minister for Law and Cooperatives Raja Basharat has said that the Punjab government is taking concrete steps to provide cheap and speedy justice to the people and in this regard meetings had been started with law officers across the province. He expressed these views while addressing a meeting with the officers of Advocate General Punjab Multan Branch at the Civil Secretariat here on Saturday.

Advocate General Punjab Ahmed Owais, Additional Advocate General of Multan Branch Ramzan Khalid and Assistant Advocates General were also present. Raja Basharat said that the main purpose of these meetings initiated on the direction of the Chief Minister Usman Buzdar was to review the performance and problems of the law officers so that the obstacles in the delivery of speedy justice could be removed. He directed the law officers to pay special attention to dispose of very old cases.

The Law Minister directed the concerned government departments to improve liaison with and response to law officers. He assured that all the legal, administrative and financial difficulties of the law officers would be removed. The minister told that in the next phase meetings would be held with Bahawalpur, Rawalpindi and Lahore branches.

Advocate General Punjab said that recruitment of law officers for vacant posts was being started soon. He directed the participating officers to send written suggestions for concrete solution of their problems. Earlier, Mohammad Ramzan Khalid said that Multan branch was facing numerous problems including lack of staff, offices and basic necessities.