Will not allow Sindh to be divided: Farogh Naseem

Law minister says he was quoted out of context

News Desk September 14, 2019
Barrister Farogh Naseem (Photo: Radio Pakistan)

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Law and Justice Barrister Farogh Naseem said on Saturday that he will not let Karachi be separated from Sindh.

Speaking at a press conference alongside Special Assistant to the PM on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, Barrister Naseem said that he agrees with Khurshid Shah and will not let anyone divide Sindh.

Talking about Karachi, Naseem said that he did not speak of a new province. "My statement is being politicised," he said.

The law minister has been under fire after he announced that owing to the situation in Karachi the federal government was mulling over imposing Section 149 in the metropolis.

The barrister also raised his voice for the deprived people of Sindh, saying that a number of new laws were being introduced to provide 'inexpensive and expeditious justice' to the people and to protect the marginalised people of the society.

"A Legal Aid and Justice Authority Bill is being passed to provide legal and financial assistance to the poor and vulnerable segments of the society in criminal cases," said Naseem, adding that underprivileged women and children will be given preference, under this bill.

Speaking to the media, Dr Firdous introduced the Women's Property Bill and said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and allies have made new laws for the welfare of the people.

Firdous said the bill will protect and secure the rights of ownership and possession of properties.

"Women ombudsman will be appointed under this law, and they will exercise enforcement and policing powers to restore the possession or ownership," she said.

Barrister Naseem also applauded the passage of new laws and said that those convicted for corruption cases for over 50 million would now be put in class C jails.



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