| GEO Pakistan|
| President promulgates new ordinances on speedy justice, vocational training|
| Updated at: 0021 PST, Monday, March 02, 2009|
ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari has promulgated two ordinances to set up mobile courts to provide speedy justice to the people at their doorsteps and to provide for regulation, coordination and policy direction for technical and vocational education training.
Both the ordinances promulgated by the President on February 27 have come into immediate effect all over the country.
Under the Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Ordinance, 2009, speedy justice will be provided to the masses on their door steps. Magistrates of first, second and third class will be appointed.
The first class magistrates may be asked to work as a Mobile Court to try any offence or such offences as may be determined under the code. The presiding officer of the Mobile Court shall send a daily return to the Sessions Judge containing the details of each case that has been dealt with.
The National Vocational and Technical Education Commission Ordinance 2009 aims at providing for an autonomous organization for regulation, coordination and policy direction for technical education and vocational training.
Under the Ordinance National Vocational and Technical Education Commission will be established to prepare national training plans, programmes and projects for capacity building in the field of technical education and vocational training; development of national occupational skill standards, curricula and trade testing certification systems for all sectors.