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‘Parliament must revisit the draconian aspects of Pakistan Protection Ordinance

ISLAMABAD, February 3, 2014: Insaf Network Pakistan organized a Panel Discussion on the Pakistan Protection Ordinance (PPO). The expert panelists included: Ambassador Javed Ashraf Qazi, distinguished human rights lawyer Mr. Athar Minallah, famous journalist Mr. Ejaz Haider,  and lawyer and columnist for The Daily Times, Mr. Yasser Latif Hamdani. Journalist and Executive Director INP Mr. Raza Rumi moderated the event. The event was attended by members of the legal fraternity, of civil society and of the media. The topics up for discussion centered around the controversial Pakistan Protection Ordinance (PPO), its legal implications, its effect on human rights and to what extent will it actually help the state fight terrorism.

 

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CONSTITUTIONALITY OF COURT FEES CHALLENGED IN PESHAWAR HIGH COURT; NO RATIONALE FOR COURT FEES IN KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA ARGUES PETITIONER

A SECOND PETITION CALLS FOR ENFORCEMENT OF DISTRICT LEGAL EMPOWERMENT COMMITTEES RULES 2011 FRAMED BY LAW AND JUSTICE COMMISSION OF PAKISTAN

PESHAWAR 13.11.2013: Two important writ petitions filed by Mr. Asim Wazir, a board member of Insaf Network Pakistan, a civil society organization committed to access to justice, through INP’s counsel, Mr. Yasser Latif Hamdani, have been admitted by Peshawar High Court for comments to be submitted by the federal government and the provincial government.  The first writ challenges the constitutionality of the levy of court fees. The second calls for the enforcement of DLEC Rules 2011 framed by the Law and Justice Commission of Pakistan.

 

Voices of the Unheard - Legal Empowerment of the Poor in Pakistan

 

Voices of the Unheard: Legal Empowerment of the Poor in Pakistan research finds that when it comes to justice sector, the poor and vulnerable prefer to remain ‘below the radar of the state’. The Study involved a random survey of 10,322 poor and vulnerable households across 31 districts in all 4 provinces and GB, as well as 92 Focus Groups with 1,120 poor and vulnerable participants, including 339 women. To define problems in their policy and institutional context, as well as to develop possible solutions, the Study also included 8 Consultative Workshops with supply-side stakeholders including judiciary, police, lawyers, NGOs, and government officials at the provincial and national levels.

- Research, INP

 

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