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January 15, 2020

AG tells court KP to introduce amends to law

Peshawar

January 15, 2020

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government is to introduce new amendments to the Code of Civil Procedure (CCP) 1908 after protest by the lawyers against some recent amendments to the law.

The lawyers had protested against the Code of Civil Procedure (CCP) 1908 and the enactment of a provincial anti-narcotics law by the provincial government. The Peshawar High Court was also moved against the amendments recently. On Tuesday, the advocate general Shumail Ahmad Butt told a division bench of the PHC comprising Chief Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth and Justice Abdul Shakoor that new amendments have been made into the law that have been sent to the assembly. The bench adjourned the case till February 2. Meanwhile, two committees are to be constituted to address reservations of the lawyers over the amendments to laws and to end the strike by the legal fraternity. A meeting of senior lawyers led by Abdul Latif Afridi advocate was held in this regard with Minister for Law Sultan M Khan to discuss the strike by the lawyers for the last several days against amendments to certain laws. It was decided in the meeting that two committees would be constituted to address the issue and remove the reservations of the lawyers. The minister told the meeting that public was suffering due to strike by the lawyers.