IGP reviews suggestions about ‘faceless courts’

KARACHI: Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sindh, Ghulam Haider Jamali, presided over a meeting on Sunday in Central Police Office and reviewed police recommendations about immediate establishment of ‘faceless courts’. In the meeting, it was stated that for the security of witnesses of critical terrorism cases under Terrorism Act, government had announced to establish Faceless Courts for protection of witnesses and their families. It was further stated that it had become crucially imperative to establish such courts for preventing life threats to witnesses, their families, judges, lawyers, and investigating officers for convicting criminals.  Under these courts, all court proceedings would remain secret and the names of judges, lawyers, witnesses, and investigating officers would be covered up for safety. It was emphasized that such courts globally has played an effective role for convicting criminals in the US, England and other countries.

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