Pakistan Protection Act: ‘Act aims to contain militancy, extremism’

Seventeen prosecutors were undergoing training on the “Role of prosecutors in quick disposal of cases”.

News Desk July 15, 2014

Extraordinary circumstances warrant extraordinary measures and the recently enacted Pakistan Protection Act (PPA) is one such remedial measure to effectively cope with terrorism, militancy and growing insurgency.

Federal Judicial Academy Director General Dr Faqir Hussain said this while speaking on a topic titled “Testing vires of PPA on the touchstone of constitution” on the first day of a weeklong training course for prosecutors from across the country, here at the Federal Judicial Academy on Monday, said a press release.

Seventeen prosecutors were undergoing training on the “Role of prosecutors in quick disposal of cases”.

Shedding light on various aspects of the act, in his presentation, he said, “Since the country is now confronted with such an extraordinary situation, the government is compelled to take certain steps and measures which can improve the law and order situation, protect life and property and contain the spate of subversive and anti–state activities.”

He said, “It is indeed a harsh piece of legislation, but we are confronted with a situation which called for such a law. Even the most civilised and democratic countries have passed such laws in testing times. There are certain offensive provisions in the new act, but they could be reviewed to bring them in conformity with constitutional safeguards.”

Published in The Express Tribune, July 15th, 2014.


Dr.A.K.Tewari | 7 years ago | Reply

Good step , impliment it without any discrimination .

Saleem | 7 years ago | Reply

This is not normal time when terrorism is on the rise and no one feel safe. In this extraordinary time measures need to be taken, which may upset few or ignore rights of others, for the good of majority. There are lost of people harping against these measures, mostly because they are afraid some of their associates will be booked under this law. If they have done something wrong then so be it. Pakistan needs to think safety and security of majority of its citizens and in that there will be some innocent people get trapped. Unless someone has a better suggestion to tackle menace of terrorism in Pakistan they should shut up!

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