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Ministry of Justice tells CHS it cannot interfere in NAB affairs – Pakistan

KARACHI: The Federal Ministry of Law and Justice informed the Sindh High Court on Wednesday that the development of the National Accountability rules mainly concerned the National Accountability Office and that being an independent department, the Ministry could not interfere in its affairs. An Assistant Attorney General filed the Justice Department’s comments in a petition […]

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Justice Department demands response from ASG as lawyers accuse it of HC corruption

After a joint complaint was filed with the signatures of several lawyers appearing in the High Court of Orissa, highlighting several serious corruption allegations against ASG Prasanna Kumar Parhi, the Union Law Department has taken cognizance of the complaints and asked the ASG to respond within seven working days. “Send your comments within seven days”: […]

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SCBA, Department of Justice clash over law reform

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) said Thursday it had not been consulted on criminal law reform proposals, a claim strenuously denied by the Justice Department. The ministry said in a statement that the reforms document has been sent to the Pakistan Bar Council (PBC), all provincial bar councils, SCBA and all High Court […]

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The Ministry of Justice notifies the appointment of Judge Bandial as the next CJP

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Law and Justice has officially notified the appointment of Justice Umar Ata Bandial as the next Chief Justice of Pakistan. “In exercising the powers conferred by Clause (3) of Section 175-A read together with Section 177 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the President is pleased to appoint […]

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Justice Department Creates Committee to Enforce Anti-Rape Laws – Must Read

The Ministry of Law and Justice on Tuesday formed a special committee of 40 people in accordance with the requirements of Article 15 of the Rape Law of 2021 (investigation and trial). Parliamentary Secretary to the Bar Maleeka Ali Bukhari has been appointed chairman of the committee. Section 15 gives the Department of Justice the […]

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The Ministry of Justice clarified the “informal” meeting of the EC with the PMO. Read the full statement

The Ministry of Law and Justice on Saturday released a detailed memo justifying the PMO’s “informal interaction” with the electoral commissioners. The ministry said the November 16 meeting was to finalize the Cabinet note on some of the reforms and was held virtually. The ensuing interaction, he added, with the chief electoral commissioner and two […]

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Appointment of the chair of the Law Commission, members under consideration, according to the SC Center

The Union government told the Supreme Court that the appointment of the chairman and members of the Law Commission of India was under consideration by the authorities concerned and that there was no proposal for it. make it a statutory body. The Law Commission undertakes legal research and examines existing laws to reform and enact […]

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Ministry of Law Proposes Summary for Appointment of New NAB Chairman – Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Law and Justice has initiated a process of appointing the new Chairman of the National Accountability Office (NAB) and forwarded the summary to Chairman Dr Arif Alvi for approval. The term of the outgoing president, Judge Javed Iqbal, expired in October. However, the government extended his term with a presidential ordinance. […]

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Department of Justice Launches Awards to Celebrate Achievements of Women in Law – Must Read

On Wednesday, the Ministry of Law and Justice organized the first ever Women Lawyers Awards to highlight and recognize the achievements of women in the legal profession in Islamabad. The awards were organized in partnership with Group Development Pakistan, Women in Law Initiative Pakistan, the Australian High Commission and the British High Commission. The event […]

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Ministry of Justice notifies transfer of Madras HC Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee to Meghalaya High Court

The Justice Ministry on Monday notified the transfer of Madras High Court Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee to the Meghalaya High Court after President Ram Nath Kovind accepted the Supreme Court Collegium’s transfer recommendation. “In exercise of authority conferred by clause (1) of Article 222 of the Constitution of India, the President, after consultation with the […]

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NCM Bill sent to Justice Department for verification

ISLAMABAD: The National Commission for Minorities (NCM) bill has been finalized and has been sent to the Ministry of Law and Justice for verification, said the secretary of the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Sardar Ejaz Khan Jaffar. Speaking at a meeting chaired by (NCM) President Chela Ram Kewlani, he said the ministry […]

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Reeta Vasishta appointed new legislative secretary at the Ministry of Justice

Reeta Vasishta, Senior Legal Officer, India, has been appointed as the new Legislative Secretary in the Department of Law. Vasishta was until now an additional secretary in the legislative department of the ministry and she assumed her new responsibilities on Monday. The post of legislative secretary had been vacant since early May following the death […]

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Court requests Justice Department report on approval of liability rules – Journal

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Tuesday requested a report from the Federal Ministry of Law and Justice on the approval of the draft national liability rules. When a two-judge bench led by Judge Mohammad Iqbal Kalhoro filed a motion requesting the formation of rules under the National Accountability Ordinance (NAO), 1999 for hearing, a […]

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Justice ministry seeks to increase number of judges: Anisul

To date, 47 courts for the prevention of repression of women and children, 2 special anti-terrorism courts, 7 cyber courts and 7 anti-trafficking courts have been established. TBS Report September 14, 2021, 8:40 PM Last modification: September 14, 2021, 8:44 PM Justice Minister Anisul Huq. Photo: Collected “> Justice Minister Anisul Huq. Photo: Collected The […]

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Make the Law Commission a statutory or constitutional body: Madras HC

The Madras High Court suggested that the Center make the Law Commission of India a statutory or constitutional body, within six months. The government allocates more funds and infrastructure to the research commission and appoints a chairman and members of it within three months, failing which the principal secretary and the secretary of the department’s […]

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Justice Department Notifies Judge Sheikh as SC Ad Hoc Judge

ISLAMABAD: The Law and Justice Ministry issued a notification on Monday appointing the Chief Justice of the Sindh High Court (SHC) Ahmed Ali Sheikh as the ad hoc Supreme Court judge for one year despite his refusal. “In the exercise of the powers conferred by Article 182 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of […]

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SC gave no response to 13 Justice Department letters, NA said

ISLAMABAD: National Assembly lawmakers were told on Monday that the Supreme Court and the Federal Judicial Academy have yet to respond to 13 letters from the Justice Department requesting answers on the name and number of cities where model courts were currently working. In response to questions posed by MP Tahira Aurangzeb, Law and Justice […]

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Justice Department Releases Hindi Translations of 13 Laws, Including Farm Laws, Transgender Law and FCRA Amendment

The Department of Law and Justice has published the Hindi translation of 13 laws, including the Agricultural Laws, the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Law and the FCRA Amendment Law. These will be deemed to be the authoritative texts in Hindi under clause (a) of subsection (1) of section 5 of the Official Languages ​​Act, […]

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NA panel hits hard on Department of Justice

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Law and Justice harshly criticized federal justice officials for failing to take into account the recommendations made by the committee and for “showing a mentality negative”. “We want to strengthen the ministry, but you have to give due importance to the committee’s recommendations,” committee chairman Riaz […]

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Kiren Rijiju, promoted to Cabinet, obtains the Ministry of Law

New Delhi: Kiren Rijiju was elevated to the rank of Cabinet Minister and in charge of the Ministry of Law and Justice. He had been Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth and Minister of State for Minority Affairs and Ayush Portfolios. Mr. Rijiju represents the constituency of Arunachal Pradesh West in Lok Sabha and […]

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UP Law Commission drafts bill to control population growth

The Uttar Pradesh Law Commission is considering a proposal to introduce an LA to control population growth. The chairman of the Law Commission, Aditya Nath Mittal, said there should be control over the increase in population as it creates problems in the state. Judge Mittal, a former high court judge in Allahabad, is drafting a […]

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Department of Justice authorizes RBF to impose health tax on tobacco products

PESHAWAR: The Ministry of Law and Justice authorized the Federal Council of Revenue [FBR] to impose the health tax on tobacco products by an ordinary bill or by an ordinance before the next budget. In response to a letter from the RBF, the Justice Department said the proposed federal health tax would fall under the […]

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Reviving the Law Commission of Canada

The federal government believes it needs to rely more on evidence-based policy. Buried in Budget 2021 is a promise to revive the Law Commission of Canada, an independent body first created in 1971 to provide advice on law reform to the Canadian government. This commission was closed in 1992 as a cost saving measure under […]

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Lawyers praise Ottawa’s relaunch of the Law Commission of Canada

FOLRAC, which includes seven law reform organizations across Canada, from British Columbia to Nova Scotia, generally makes its recommendations to the justice minister, Howie says. “Having a federal law reform agency is excellent in terms of both questions of national significance, or [for] matters that fall exclusively under federal jurisdiction and that provincial law reform […]

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Union budget 2021: Ministry of Justice obtains allocation for the purchase of EVM by the EC

The electoral commission will receive Rs 1,000 crore in the next financial year for the purchase of new electronic voting machines, according to the Union budget presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday. “The provision is intended to provide funds to the electoral commission for the purchase of voting units, control units and paper […]

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SC to hear PIL for appointment of 22nd Law Commission chairperson and members

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a plea asking the Center to declare the Law Commission a “statutory body” and appoint the chair and panel members within a month. A bench of Chief Justice Bobde and Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian addressed an opinion to the Advocacy Center of Chief Justice and […]