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BRIEFING ON THE WORKING OF LAW, PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS
 & HUMAN RIGHTS DEPARTMENT
The Law Department is an advisory department for all the Departments of 
Government of Sindh. The main functions of the Law Department are to defend
Government functionaries of the province of sindh in the cases field for and 
against them before the lower as well as Superior Courts. It interprets the 
laws, rules and regulations and tenders advices to all the Government 
departments. It is also responsible for summoning and prorogation of the 
Provincial Assembly and advises Assembly Secretariat in the parliamentary 
affairs. All the drafts of legislation are to be vetted by the Law Department.
The Law Department has the following attached departments:-
1) OFFICE OF THE ADVOCATE GENERAL SINDH.
2) OFFICE OF THE SOLICITOR, GOVERNMENT OF SINDH.
3) OFFICE OF THE ADMINISTRATOR GENERAL, OFFICIAL TRUSTEE AND 
    OFFICIAL ASSIGNEE.
 
   Under the Sindh Government Rules of Business 1986, the following business 
   is assigned to  the Law Department:-
1. Advice to Departments on all legal matters, including interpretation of  laws,
    rules and orders having the force of law.
2. Appointment of Administrator General, Official Trustee and the Official 
    Assignee.
3. Civil Law and Procedure.
4. Constitutional Legislation.
5. Codification and consolidation of laws and printing of Acts, Rules and Orders.
6. Conduct of Government Litigation:-
(a) representation in criminal cases;
(b) appeals and application for enhancement of sentences and convictions; 
     and
(c) defending civil suits against Government and public servants and filing civil 
     suits on behalf of Government.
7. Defence of pauper accused in Courts and fees to pleaders for such defiance.
8. Free supply of Bills, Acts, Ordinance to Government Departments, Official 
    Agencies, etc.
9. Government Law Officers, Advocate General, Public Prosecutors, 
Government Pleaders, Special Counsel, their appointment, transfer, leaves,fees 
etc.
10. Law Colleges.
11. Matters relating to legal practitioners, including scale of fees.
12. Scrutiny and drafting of Bills Ordinance, Notifications, Rules, Regulations, 
     Statutory Orders and Bye-laws
13. Scrutiny of non-official bills.
14. High Court.
15. Civil Courts.
16. Matters connected with recruitment terms and conditions and powers of 
     Judicial Officers, including District & Sessions Judges, Additional District & 
     Sessions Judges, Special Judges and Civil Judges.
17. Appointment and terms and conditions of Parliamentary Secretaries.
18. Services matter except those entrusted to services, General Administration 
     and Coordination Department.
 
19. Dealing with complaints and allegation of human rights violations and 
     collection of information and reports on such complaints from other 
     departments or agencies.
20. Referring and recommending investigation and enquiries in respect of any
     incident of violation of human rights. 
21. Co-ordination of activities of Departments in respect of human rights. 
 
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