RAWALPINDI: The Chief Martial Law Adminis­trator today [April 1] issued four new Martial Law Regulations, one of which prescribes a maximum punishment of fourteen years rigorous imprisonment for acts of nepotism. The three other regulations relate to intentionally providing wrong information to a public servant, impersonation, and punishment and award for informants in certain cases of corruption. — Agency

[Meanwhile, according to an agency in Lahore,] A Complaints Centre has been established at the Martial Law Headquarters Zone ‘A’ at the Assembly Chambers, Lahore. Complaints pertaining to corruption, maladministration, unwarranted delay in the disposal of cases, undue harassment to public and other allied matters at Provincial level will be entertained at this centre.

The public is advised to send only such complaints which are genuine and need the attention of the Martial Law authorities. Cases which are already in the court of law or have been decided by such courts should not be referred to this Centre. Petitions involving family feuds, party rivalries and property disputes falling under normal civil law will also not be entertained. Persons who file wrong, malicious or fabricated complaints and level false allegations against a Government servant will be severely dealt with.

Published in Dawn, April 2nd, 2019