KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali has said that anti-democratic forces, who had brutally subverted constitution of Pakistan, had assaulted judiciary, deprived the people from their democratic and constitution rights in part, are still continue to wage war against the people and democracy in Pakistan but today people are more aware and continue struggle of pro–democratic parties and legal fraternity and members of civil society for restoration of constitution of Pakistan, rule of law.
This he said while addressing annual dinner hosted by High Court Bar Association as chief guest last night at the premises of Sindh High Court. Like many parts of the country, the city of Karachi also witnessed surge in terrorism and criminal activities perpetrated by these extremists and even the Chief Justice of Sindh High court was targeted and number of many members of his entourage lost their lives.
He said that Sindh government was committed to root out these terrorist and criminals through law full means. We have inacted legislation for providing protection to witnesses, while law enforcing agencies were engaged in targeted operation against criminals across the board. Subsequently, the law and order situation had improved but still much work was needed to be done in order to provide full protection to the lives and properties of the people. He said that the success of our these efforts depend on prosecution and conviction of these terrorist and criminals arrested by LEAs.
While talking about the Sindh Local Government election, the chief minister Sindh said that they had passed comprehensive local government law from the provincial assembly and determined to conduct local government election very soon in transparent way.
The Chief Minister announced to enhance the amount of compensation to the heirs of martyred advocates from Rs5 lac to Rs01 million. The Sindh chief minister also announced to provide lands of 100 acres more for the housing scheme of the advocates and 50 acres for the lower staff members of the High Court.