Islamabad, April 04, 2019 (PPI-OT): Federal Minister for Law and Justice Dr. Barrister Muhammad Farogh Naseem met with the Head of Justice Project, Pakistan Ms. Sara Bilal on Thursday at the Law Ministry. Ms. Bilal apprised the Law Minister about certain structural issues related to filing of the mercy petitions in Pakistan that result in petitions being refused on technical grounds. She suggested the ways in which the death row prisoners may be helped by the system to file mercy petitions with relevant required information.
She further informed the Minister regarding ways to restrict death penalty to only ‘violent crimes that result in intentional killings’. Implementation of International Laws and treaties was also discussed during the meeting. Dr. Farogh Naseem comended Ms. Sara Bilal on her work and told her the Law Ministry will work with the Justice Project of Pakistan to ameliorate lives of people and for the provision of justice to the common man. Parliamentary Secretary for Law and Justice Ms. Maleeka Bukhari was also present during the meeting.
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