‘Govt to start public sector development programme’
LAHORE: Adviser to chief minister Punjab on human rights Rana Ijaz Ahmad Khan on Sunday said that the Federal government is spending Rs 1145.67 million on law, justice, and human rights under public sector development programme which includes Rs 894.71 million in foreign aid .
Addressing the students of the Quaid-e-Azam Law College, Mr khan said the government has given priority to the protection of human rights and in this regard Rs 24.935 million is being spent on mass awareness and education campaigns. He added that the government was also initiating a new project to ensure access to justice at the cost of Rs 774 million.
The government has reserved Rs 200 million for the betterment of courts infrastructure.. He added that Pakistan has obtained a loan of $350 million from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) which would be spent on reforming the judicial, legal and police departments. —Staff Report