Institutionalizing Publication of Laws in Pakistan
A Legislative Gap Analysis
Through an ordinance, the federal government has promulgated the establishment of a dedicated cell at the law ministry for regulating the publication of law books and the official gazette. The regulation shall take place via all-encompassing law cell that will be authorized with the responsibilities of registration of publishers, review/authentication of laws, and standardization of translations, certificate issuance and penalization of offenders. The ordinance also promotes the translation of laws in to Urdu and vernaculars for enhanced legal awareness. The cell shall be monitored by the supervisory committee from law ministry headed by the Secretary Law, Justice and Human Rights Division.