LOWER DIR: District and Sessions Judge Phool Bibi has said that judiciary is the last hope for the integrity of nation.

She was addressing a function of lawyers after administering oaths to the newly-elected cabinet of Timergara District Bar Association here on Tuesday.

Besides bar’s members and judicial staff, Civil Judge Zaibun Nisa, Senior Civil Judge Farmanullah, Civil Judge Asif Kamal, Civil Judge Ahmad Danial and Civil Judge Imran Ahmad also attended the event.

The function was also addressed by bar president Kifayat Yar Bukhari, former president Mohammad Tariq, general secretary Ajman Nawab and others. President of bar Kifayat Yar Bukhari, vice president Mohammad Yar Khan, general secretary Ajman Nawab, joint secretary Imdadullah, finance secretary Khurshid Khan, librarian Junaid Khan and executive member Mohammad Yousaf were sworn in on the occasion.

Ms Phool Bibi asked the young lawyers to keep learning values and manners from their seniors.

“We read law in our books but values and manners are not learnt from books,” she said. She added that the young generation should recognise its importance in nation-building.

The district and sessions judge said that coordination between the bar and bench was essential for rule of law.

She said that the country was passing through a crucial time and the legal fraternity should realise the sensitivity of the current situation.

Kifayat Yar Bukhari said that all issues faced by the bar would be resolved with consensus. He said that politicians and state institutions were responsible for the current mess.

PROTEST: The University of Malakand chapter of Islami Jamiat Talba (IJT) on Tuesday staged a rally against the closure of University of Peshawar and demanded its immediate reopening.

Addressing the rally, IJT leader Hafiz Hanifullah and general secretary Maaz Khan said that educational activities had been suspended at the University of Peshawar for the last month.

They said that students were suffering owing to boycott of the varsity’s faculty. They said that protesting teachers should end their strike and the university and its affiliated colleges should be reopened.

Published in Dawn, March 29th, 2023

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