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Imran Khan slams federal govt for failing to reform criminal judicial system

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Friday lauded the government of his party in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province for bringing an amendment to Civil Procedure Code seeking disposal of civil cases within a span of one year.

In a tweet, the PTI chief said, “I want to congratulate the KP govt for achieving another first for the province: the amendment of the Civil Procedure Code done in consultation with the PHC [Peshawar High Court] mandating the courts to decide civil cases within 1 yr plus a host of reforms to update existing archaic laws and practices.”In another tweet, Khan said, “KP govt has also sent the Federal govt recommendations to amend the criminal procedure code. Reform of criminal judicial system was an integral part of NAP but so far the fed govt has failed to move on this critical issue.”Earlier this week, the provincial cabinet with Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak in the chair approved the amendment in Civil Procedure Code for disposal of civil cases within one year.

The KP government had termed the amendment as its revolutionary step with its spokesperson saying that it would ensure provision of justice to the people at the earliest.

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