Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information Firdous Ashiq Awan has said that the Federal Cabinet has discussed matters relating to improving the lives of common people including providing free legal aid to the underprivileged prisoners languishing in jails.
She was briefing media on Cabinet meeting held in Islamabad on Tuesday under the chair of Prime Minister Imran Khan. She said the Prime Minister has directed the ministries to give proposals for facilitating the common people.
Firdous Ashiq Awan said that Prime Minister has also formed a committee for improving conditions in jails and collecting data of destitute prisoners including juvenile prisoners languishing in jails. She said the committee will give recommendations for jail reforms agenda and the government will provide free legal assistance to such prisoners. She said the government will finalize the jail reforms in collaboration with the provincial governments.
She said that cabinet appreciated Chief Justice of Pakistan’s efforts towards clearing the backlog of cases in the Supreme Court and desired that it will be replicated in the lower judiciary as well. She said that the cabinet also appreciated the Chief Justice for establishing Model Courts.
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