Anti torture, legal aid bills on cards to protect weak segments of society: PTI government

Anti torture, legal aid bills on cards to protect weak segments of society: PTI government
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ISLAMABAD - Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari told the Senate that several laws are on the cards including anti-torture and legal aid bills in order to protect the rights of different segments of the society.

She said government has initiated an awareness campaign on human rights including on the rights of women in inheritance.

Law Minister Farogh Naseem told the house that civil procedure amendment bill has been prepared to ensure speedy trial of cases.

He asked the opposition benches to support the bill when it is laid before the house for approval.

The house offered fateha for those killed in recent acts of terrorism.

Responding to a calling attention moved by PPP leader Sherry Rehman Minister of State for Revenue Hammad Azhar said wrong policies of previous governments widened the current account and trade deficits. He said the PTI government got an empty exchequer when it assumed the power about three months ago.

The house will now meet on Monday at two pm.

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