Thursday, June 27, 2013

Pakistan : "80pc women repression cases are false": Pakistani Law Minister Shafique Ahmed

Published: Saturday, June 22, 2013

80pc women repression cases are false: Minister

Star Online Report

Law Minister Shafique Ahmed

Law Minister Shafique Ahmed

Eighty percent of the cases which were filed on charges of repression on women are false, said Law Minister Shafique Ahmed on Saturday.

"However a long time is wasted to resolve such types of false cases. The matter of getting justice also becomes uncertain due to the long passage of time. So, it is essential to amend the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) Act," the minister said while addressing a seminar at the capital's Ruposhi Bangla Hotel, reported Bangla daily Prothom Alo.

Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs organised the seminar to seek opinion on the amendment of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) Act.

"According to the rule, a case must be resolved within 150 days," the minister said.

Qamrul Islam, the state minister for law, said 90 percent of the cases which were filed over dowry issues are false.

"The cases had to continue years after years as there was no scope to settle the issue outside the court," he said.

"Due to such characteristic of the cases, 80 percent accused were released in our country while cent percent accused were punished in abroad," the minister added.

"If the culture of filing false cases is not stopped, there would be no use of amending the law," Qamrul said.