Consultative Session on Reforming Prosecution and Free Legal Aid Services


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Karachi, November 07: PILDAT facilitated a Consultative Session on Reforming Prosecution and Free Legal Aid System in collaboration with Pakistan Bar Council. Various tiers of legal practitioners, representatives of Sindh Prosecution Service, Sindh Bar Council, Sindh High Court Bar Association, Investigating Officers of Police, Members of Parliament as well as Members of Sindh Assembly attended to discuss the issues in existing legislation and to debate upon the implementation strategy of proposed reforms in Prosecution and Free Legal Aid system of Pakistan.

Participants of this session included Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Moinuddin Haider, Former Governor Sindh (left), Ms. Ayesha Hamid, Senior Advocate Lahore High Court (second from left); Mr. Azam Nazeer Tarar, Vice Chairman Pakistan Bar Council (centre); Mr. Shahid Hamid, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of Pakistan (Fourth from Left); Dr. Muhammad Shoaib Suddle, Former IG Police of Sindh and Balochistan (third from right); Dr. Sohail Shahzad, Dean, Faculty of Law, Hazara University (second from right); Mr. Abrar Hassan, Advocate & Member, Pakistan Bar Council (right); Honorable Senator Taj Haider; Ms. Ghazal Siyal, RSW – 142 MPA Sindh, PPPP; Mr. Syed Hafeezuddin, PS – 93 Karachi – V MPA Sindh, PTI; Justice (Retd.) Shafi Usmani; Mr. Saleem Akhtar, Additional Prosecutor General, Sindh; Mr. Salahuddin Gandapur, Chairman Disciplinary Committee, Sindh Bar Council; M. Aslam Butt, District Attorney General; and Mr. Muhammad Yaseen Azad; Advocate & Member Pakistan Bar Council.

The consultative session was organised by PILDAT as part of “Reforms in Rule of Law in Pakistan” project, supported by Development Alternatives Inc. (DAI) under the Enhanced Democratic Accountability and Civic Engagement (EDACE) project.