ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Law and Justice, Barrister Muhammad Farogh Naseem has said that his party’s proposed amendments in Civil Procedure would become a model that Britain and India would duplicate after its successful implementation in Pakistan.
The law minister was talking to representatives from the British High Commission (BHC) and Department for International Development (DFID) who had called on him to discuss the law reforms and areas where Britain may extend help to Pakistan at the Law Ministry on Wednesday.
The foreign representatives included First Secretary Political Stephen Hill, DFID Programme Manager Susan Loughhead and Will Middleton from the BHC.
The law minister thanked the British delegation for their offer to help Pakistan, saying that the two countries share a special connection that goes back a long time. “We inherited our legal system from Britain and have shared values of democracy and rule of law,” he stated.
Elaborating on the recent work being done by the law ministry, Barrister Farogh Naseem told the British delegation about amendments to cut down delays and simplify procedures, criminal laws and Action Plan for Women while adding that Britain could support Pakistan in terms of capacity building of courts, parliamentarians as well as the bureaucracy.
He further discussed the steps that would simplify the civil procedure and will cut the time significantly in detail with the British delegation. “Evidence will be recorded through modern devices in the proposed legislation and inheritance laws will help female heirs claim their inheritance in 15 days with the help of NADRA,” he explained.
The representatives of DFID and BHC assured the law minister of Britain’s support in bringing right kind of expertise to Pakistan, emphasising that Britain would specifically like to work on the areas where both countries may benefit.