Govt committed to recovering looted wealth: PM – Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said Friday that the government was committed to recovering the looted national wealth and money earned by the people.

Speaking at a meeting on legal reforms, the prime minister said: "Giving improper facilities to influential convicts in jail and discrimination between them and poor inmates goes against the norms of justice."

"The recovery of plundered national wealth is a desire of the people and a mission of the government," he said, referring to the corruption cases of some of the main politicians.

He said that the provision of justice to the weak was a responsibility of the state; The government was aware of its responsibility and was formulating some important bills to provide help to the common man.

Mr. Khan ordered interested authorities to help poor inmates so that they could be released from prisons by paying small fines.

The prime minister also informed the meeting that the necessary amendments were being made for the prompt disposition of the cases that were pending in the courts for many years.

On the issue of inheritance rights of women and children, he said it was regrettable that women were not given due rights in our society. He said the relevant rules and laws should be changed to provide relief to women facing such problems.

Federal law minister Dr. Farogh Naseem informed the prime minister that legislation was being formulated to provide quick justice to people, especially women and the poor.

The meeting was also attended by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Prime Minister Mehmood Khan, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister of Information, Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan, SAPM on Media Mirza Yousuf Baig, Minister of Law of Punjab Raja Basharat, Minister of Law of KP Sultan Mehmood Khan and president of the Federal Commission. Board of Revenue, Shabbar Zaidi.

Posted on Dawn, September 14, 2019

Source: https://www.dawn.com/news/1505084/govt-committed-to-recovering-looted-wealth-pm

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