Lawyers’ role key in provision of speedy justice: CJP

Updated 01 Oct 2020

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In this file photo, Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed speaks at  the closing ceremony of a training workshop for District Commerical Court judges in Lahore. — DawnNewsTV/File
In this file photo, Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed speaks at the closing ceremony of a training workshop for District Commerical Court judges in Lahore. — DawnNewsTV/File

QUETTA: Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed has said that subordinate courts should dispose of cases in such a comprehensive way that these do not come to the superior courts for review.

Speaking at a ceremony held to distribute books among young lawyers and inaugurating the renovation of district courts building here on Wednesday, the CJP said the role of lawyers was very important in provision of speedy justice and lawyers should appear before courts in cases under trial with full preparation to ensure speedy disposal of the cases.

Justice Ejaz-ul-Hasan of the Supreme Court, Balochistan High Court Chief Justice Jamal Khan Mandokhail, Justice Naeem Akhtar Afghan, Justice Muhammad Hashim Khan Kakar, Justice Kamran Khan Mullahkhail, Justice Abdul Hameed Baloch, Justice Rozi Khan Barrech, Justice Nazeer Ahmed Langove, Justice Zaheeruddin Kakar, BHC registrar Rashid Mehmood, Advocate General Arbab Tahir Kasi, Balochistan Bar Council vice chairman Munir Ahmed Kakar and senior lawyers attended the ceremony.

Advises young lawyers to also study history and philosophy along with law

Chief Justice Ahmed advised the young lawyers to also study history and philosophy along with law which would help them in understanding legal issues and increasing their knowledge.

He said that most of the cases disposed of in subordinate courts with the satisfaction of the clients did not reach the superior courts. However, he said, the subordinate courts faced burden due to high number of cases, but there should be no space for mistakes in their judgements so that clients could get justice.

The CJP said the prime objective was to restore the confidence of public and complainants in the judicial system and this could be made possible by providing justice purely on merit. He said steps had been taken to fill the vacant posts of judges in courts so that cases under trial could be decided speedily.

He emphasised that a successful judicial system was possible only through full dedication of judicial officers.

The CJP said the legal fraternity had played a very important role in ensuring the supremacy of law and justice and rendered enormous sacrifices for restoration of democracy and free judiciary. Their role in this regard could not be ignored, he added.

He said economic and social justice was indispensable for development of any society and lawyers should play their role in a more effective manner for the provision of justice to the common man and discourage a culture of strikes and extend their help to ensure smooth functioning of court procedures, which would enable the complainants to get justice without any delay.

Referring to the training of Balochistan’s young lawyers, the CJP said the process would continue in Judicial Academy, Islamabad, and in this regard he would issue directives to the authorities concerned.

He lauded the renovation work on the district courts building.

BHC Chief Justice Jamal Khan Mandokhail, while speaking at the books distribution ceremony, said that with the renovation of district courts, the building got historical shape. He said that providing such atmosphere and facilities was also imperative along with the provision of justice which he had felt during practice as a lawyer in the district courts. He thanked CJP Ahmed for participating in the ceremony.

Published in Dawn, October 1st , 2020