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PM Khan forms committee for legal cases

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday constituted an eight-member committee headed by Law Minister Farogh Naseem apparently to make fresh legislation/amendment to the Constitution.
As per the notification, Law Minister Farogh Nasim will head the committee.
While the Attorney General of Pakistan Anwar Masoor Khan and the Federal Minister for Parliamentary Affairs will be the members of the committee.

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“The committee shall examine the cases of fresh legislation as well as amendments to the existing laws and give its recommendations, whether they are to be introduced in the parliament or otherwise.
Subject to ratification by the cabinet,” the committee’s terms of reference stated.
The Committee for Disposal of Legislative Cases (CCLC) was constituted in terms of rule 17(2) of the Rules of Business, 1973.
Secretarial support to the committee will be provided by the cabinet division.

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Other members of the CCLC are Attorney General Anwar Mansoor, Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Azam Khan Swati.
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Accountability Mirza Shahzad Akbar.
The law and justice secretary, a joint secretary and the cabinet secretary as secretary of the committee.
The Supreme Court had in a recent verdict allowed extension/reappointment of Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa as Chief of the Army Staff for another six months.

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At the same time, the apex court directed the government to determine the tenure, terms and conditions of service of the army chief through legislation within this period.
However, some government ministers, including Farogh Naseem, had claimed that the incumbent army chief would serve for another three years.
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