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MEETING OF THE LAW AND JUSTICE COMMISSION OF PAKISTAN (LJCP)

Dated: 14-June-2014

A meeting of the Law and Justice Commission of Pakistan (LJCP) was held today at Supreme Court Branch Registry, Lahore. Mr. Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani, Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan/ Chairman, Law and Justice Commission of Pakistan chaired the meeting. The meeting was attended by the Hon’ble members of the Commission Mr. Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan, Chief Justice, Federal Shariat Court, Mr. Justice Qazi Faez Isa, Chief Justice, High Court of Balochistan, Mr. Justice Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel, Chief Justice, Peshawar High Court, Mr. Justice Umar Ata Bandial, Chief Justice, Lahore High Court, Mr. Justice Maqbool Baqar, Chief Justice, High Court of Sindh, Mr. Justice Muhammad Anwar Khan Kasi, Chief Justice, Islamabad High Court, Mr. Justice Kh. Imtiaz Ahmed, Senior Puisne Judge, Lahore High Court, Lahore, Barrister Zafarullah Khan, Secretary, Ministry of Law, Justice and Human Rights, Ms. Khawar Mumtaz, Chairperson, National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW), Mr. Justice (Retd) Ghulam Rabbani, Former Judge, Supreme Court of Pakistan, and Mr. Abid Hassan Minto, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of Pakistan.

The Commission approved the law reform proposals regarding amendments to section 91 and 92 of the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 and recommended that suits in respect of public nuisance and public charities may be brought by two or more persons with the leave of the Court in addition to being brought by the Advocate General.

The Commisison also approved the law reforms proposal regarding amendment to section 46 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898 and recommended addition of new sub section (4) to the effect that the police officer or other person making arrest shall not use any means which may cause death of, or grievous bodily injury to the person being arrested unless there is probable cause to believe that the person to be arrested poses an imminent threat of causing death or grievously bodily injury either to the police officer, the person making arrest or any other person making arrest.

The Commission also approved the law reform proposal by addition of new section 54-A in the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898 and recommended that every person, upon arrest, by police officer, shall be informed of the grounds of his arrest.

The Commission also approved the law reform proposal by addition of the new section 9-A in the Muslim Family Laws Ordinance, 1961 and recommended that a parent who is unable to maintain himself shall be entitled to claim maintenance from his children.

The Commission alo approved the law reform proposals by amending the Fatal Accident Act, 1855 and recommended that suits under the said law shall be brought for the benefit of the legal heirs of the deceased, same may be awarded with interim compensation and the cases under the said law shall be decided within a period of six months.

The Commission also approved the law refom proposal regarding amendment to section 9 of the Muslim Family Law Ordinance, 1961 and recommended that the said section may also provide for annual increase of the amount of maintenance. The Commission also approved the Law Reform Proposals regarding amendments to Rule 4 of the Dowry and Bridal Gifts (Restriction) Rules, 1976 to the effect that parties to have option to attach the list of dowry articles, presents and gifts with the Nikah Nama.
 
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