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Magistracy system revived in Gilgit Baltistan

Islamabad: The revival of magistracy system in Gilgit Baltistan has helped resolve many of the problems faced by the people.

Many of the issues especially encroachments on government lands, non implementation on price lists, law and order problems and other public issues were increasing due to absence of a coordinated system of administration.
According to a public survey, the people of Gilgit Baltistan consider the present government of Gilgit Baltistan far more better than the previous government of Pakistan Peoples Party.

In the past, magistracy system was effectively working in Gilgit Baltistan but during the government of Pervez Musharraf the system was ended all over the country including Gilgit Baltistan.

PPP government did not take any effective steps to restore the system and this resulted in administrative difficulties.
Chief Minister Gilgit Baltistan Hafiz Hafeezur Rehman after assuming his office showed wisdom and took some important decisions.

One of the decision was restoration of magistracy system.

Media in Gilgit Baltistan has appreciated the decision of the government to renew the old administrative set up.
A school teacher in district Ghizr Abid Hussain said he was happy that magistracy system was restored in Gilgit Baltistan.
If performance of the past months is kept in view, the magistrates recovered thousands of acres of government land occupied illegally.

The law and order problems which were continuing for decades were ended and people started getting cheap and prompt justice.

Talking about the significance of the system, Assistant Commissioner Ghizer Naveed Ahmed said the restoration of magistracy system by the government, has filled the administrative vacuum.

The step also created a better working relationship between police and judiciary, he added.


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