Wednesday, February 9, 2011

MQM, PPP agree to revive magistracy system

MQM, PPP agree to revive magistracy systemKARACHI: The Pakistan People's Party and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on Sunday agreed to revive the magistracy system to check inflation and hoarding.

The decision was taken in a meeting held at the Chief Minister House here. Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah, Finance Minister Murad Shah and Law Minister Ayaz Soomro represented the PPP while Syed Sardar Ahmed and Farooq Sattar were present on behalf of the Muttahida. However, no official statement was issued by the CM House.

Talking to media persons, Sardar Ahmed said the magistracy system will be revived and a draft bill will be prepared on Monday in this regard. The Sindh Cabinet had formed a sub-committee to revive the magistracy system, following the decision of the federal government in this regard in a meeting attended by the four chief secretaries. A source privy to the situation said the magistracy system would likely be revived under the CrPC.

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