Govt allocates Rs6b for law division

Funds to be used to execute ten ongoing, seven new schemes

Our Correspondent June 12, 2021


The government has allocated over Rs6 billion –Rs6,027.351 million– in the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) for the upcoming fiscal year to execute ten ongoing and seven new Law and Justice Division schemes, official documents revealed.

Funds amounting to Rs3,752.212 million have been earmarked for ten ongoing schemes, out of which Rs4.500 million have been kept for the establishment of Federal Courts/Tribunals (Phase-II) and Rs118.199 million for construction of camp office for the Federal Shariat Court at Peshawar
Rs29.576 million have been earmarked for construction of federal courts/tribunal complex at Islamabad Phase-1; Rs91.338 million for construction of federal courts tribunal in Peshawar and Rs1337.259 million for construction of the Islamabad High Court (Revised-PC-1).

The government has allocated Rs2100 million for construction of a new building for the Supreme Court Branch Registry in Karachi; Rs9.320 million for the establishment of Alternative Dispute Resolution centers in Islamabad and Rs8.730 million for replacement of passenger lift at the SC Islamabad building.

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It has earmarked Rs27 million for strengthening the planning and monitoring unit in the Ministry of Law and Justice and Rs26.290 million for strengthening the ombudsman system of administrative justice and for upgrading or expansion of online complaint management information system in Islamabad.

For seven new schemes, the government has earmarked Rs2,275.139 in the PSDP, out of which Rs380.610 million would be spent on the acquisition of 5.4 acres of land for construction of secretariat for the attorney general of Pakistan, advocate generals, and allied offices.

It has earmarked Rs61.656  million for archiving and digitization of legislation and record of Ministry of Law and Justice; Rs215.401 million for automation of Federal Courts Tribunals Phase II and Rs1,500 million for construction of Session Divisions (East and West) at G-14 Islamabad.

The government has allocated Rs28.246 million for replacement of two passengers elevators at the Federal Shariat Court Building in Islamabad; Rs30.900 million for strengthening of the National Judicial Automation Unit (Feasibility study-PC-II) and Rs58.326 for upgrading and expansion of “Data Center “at Wafaqi Mohtasib Secretariat in Islamabad.