Lahore: Special Assistant to Chief Minister Punjab and former Inspector General Police, Rana Maqbool Ahmad has said that Punjab Prosecution department’s success rate for the current calendar year is 90%. Out of total 31289 contested cases, 28264 were won by prosecution department and accused faced the music. Only 3025 cases were acquitted on merit since January 2014. In cases of heinous crimes 236 accused were give death sentence, 174 accused were sentenced to life imprisonment and 288 accused were given imprisonment above 7 years.
Rana Maqbool Ahmad said this while presiding over a high level meeting to review the performance of prosecution department, here in Civil Secretariat today. Secretary Prosecution Nadeem Irshad Kiani, Additional Secretary Prosecution, Persecutor General Asjad Javed Goral, DG Inspection Ashraf Bhatti and more than 60 senior public prosecutors from all over Punjab attended the meeting.
While addressing the meeting, Rana Maqbool Ahmad, Special Assistant to Chief Minister Punjab for Prosecution said that special panels of senior prosecutors are being formed to fight high profile cases. He informed that daily feed-backs regarding of Farzana Murder case is being taken and the culprits will be brought to book. He instructed the prosecutors that no innocent person should be challaned and the proven accused should not be spared at all.
Secretary prosecution Nadeem Irshad Kiani, while addressing the meeting said that he along with a team of senior prosecutors visited London recently to study their prosecution system. He said that Public Prosecution Department of Punjab is in the process of complete computerization. He informed that a team of experts from England will visit Punjab shortly to train our prosecutors regarding scrutiny of Challan and case preparation.