KARACHI - Governer Sindh Dr Ishrat-ul-Ebad had made certain amendments in Sindh Criminal Prosecution Service (SCPS) and General Administration Department (S&GAD) in order to empower the justice system. The following amendments have to be made in the Sindh Government Rules of Business 1986, The Nation learnt here on Thursday. The copy of the notification obtained by The Nation revealed that Chief Secretary Sindh Fazal-ur-Rehman has issued the notification No SORI (SG&CD)2-4/01 by Services General Administration and Coordination Department of Sindh. The notification revealed the addition of Criminal Prosecution Service Department and Special Secretary Law in schedule 1 while amended schedule 2 with the omission Services and General Administration Department and under the heading of Law and Human Rights Department. It has been notified that criminal prosecution service shall be inserted included conduct of criminal cases including representation and prosecution of criminal cases, criminal appeals, against acquittal or conviction and applications of enhancements of sentences and convictions. The department could also advice to department on issues relating to prosecution of criminal cases and filing and defending criminal cases in which government found involved. The department would also deal with all the matters concerned with the prosecution establishment, prosecuting officers and administration including the powers and functions relating to prosecution of criminal cases as provided in the Police Order 2002 and Sindh Criminal Prosecution Service Ordinance 2006. It is pertinent to mention here that the department was established with the financial assistance of Asian Development Bank under Access to Justice Programme. The SCPS was constituted by the Sindh Governor Dr Ishrat-ul-Ebad on May 13, 2007, with the promulgation of the Sindh Criminal Prosecution Services (constitution, functions and powers) Ordinance 2007. The department was to supervise police and other divisions' investigations into criminal cases in order to ensure the independent prosecution of cases where justice was doubted. The aim behind the amendment was a speedy trial and disposal of cases that had been pending for many years and independent and efficient service for the prosecution of criminal cases. The newly amended rule would considerably improve the justice system in the province. It is pertinent to mention here that Ishaq Lashari was the first SCPS secretary and the office of the Criminal Prosecution Service Department is housed in a portion of the old KDA building, Sindh Secretariat No 3. It has learnt that the SGA&CD would work under the guidance of the chief secretary Sindh which deals with the establishment matters of the officials of the government of Sindh including the federal government officials who were on deputation with the Sindh government. The most significant role of the services wing was to offer its valuable policy inputs to improve governance scenario in the province. It enlightens provincial government by providing guideline through a set of policy that helps to achieve the desired targets.