Reforms in criminal justice system govt’s top priority: Minister

By: News Desk      Published: 03:05 PM, 13 Sep, 2020
Reforms in criminal justice system govt’s top priority: Minister

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ali Muhammad Khan Sunday said that the reforming criminal justice system and ensuring speedy justice to the common man were the topmost priority of the government.

Talking to a private TV channel while condemning the motorway incident, Ali Muhammad Khan said the culprits involved in the motorway incident would be given exemplary punishment.

The minister said it was part of the PTI’s manifesto to build such a society where the women, the children whether alone or with their families should feel secure irrespective of whether it is day or night.

He said that justice would prevail in any case in respect of motorway incident and the culprits involved in this heinous crime would not escape punishment. He stressed on law enforcement agencies to take all necessary measures to provide speedy justice to the victim.

He said that the government would take all possible measures for transforming Thana culture. He said that revolutionary measures would be taken to redress grievances of the people at police stations.

He said the government would ensure speedy justice to the victim’s family, adding that the PTI-led government was committed to bringing reforms in the police system.

Replying to a question, he said the CCPO was a highly responsible position and he cannot be allowed to pass such irresponsible remarks. He said it was the responsibility of the state to protect its citizens no matter what time they choose to come out of their houses. He said the CCPO must step down if he cannot perform his duty.

Replying to another question, he said the corrupt practices during previous governments have deteriorated the performance of institutions.

He said Prime Minister Imran Khan was not afraid of the opposition’s blackmailing tactics and the government would not let the opposition succeed in their personal interests.