Delegation of Course Participants of 105th National Management Course, National Management College, calls on Senior Puisne Judge

Islamabad, October 06, 2016 (PPI-OT): Today a 69 member delegation comprising 11 faculty member, 58 course Participants of 105th National Management Course, National Management College, Lahore called on Mr. Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, Hon’ble Senior Puisne Judge, Supreme Court of Pakistan in Supreme Court Islamabad today 06.10.2016 as a part of their inland study tour.

Hon’ble Senior Puisne Judge Mr. Justice Mian Saqib Nisar welcomed the delegates and gave them an overview of the Constitution of 1973 of Islamic Republic of Pakistan. He explained to them trichotomy of power, Judicial system of Pakistan, its functioning and role in dispensation of justice. He also briefed them about the constitutional jurisdiction of Supreme Court i.e. original, appellate and advisory jurisdiction that the Court exercises original jurisdiction in inter-governmental disputes, be that dispute between the Federal Government and a provincial government or among provincial governments.

The Court also exercises original jurisdiction for the enforcement of fundamental rights, where a question of ‘public importance’ is involved which is commonly called as suo moto jurisdiction exclusively conferred upon Supreme Court of Pakistan. The Court has appellate jurisdiction in civil and criminal matters.

Furthermore, the Court has advisory jurisdiction in giving opinion to the Government on a question of law. Moreover, the Supreme Court has special jurisdiction under Article 187 of the Constitution having power to issue such directions, orders or decrees as may be necessary for doing complete justice in any case or matter pending before it

Moreover, Hon’ble Judge told them about the fundamental rights enunciated in the Constitution and underlined the need of enforcement of fundamental rights. He also cited many famous judgments of Supreme Court on enforcement of fundamental rights. He expected the same from them being the part of the senior bureaucracy of the country to respect and enforce fundamental rights of the people and added that without good executive, good governance is not possible. Later, he answered the questions of the participants in an interactive session and shared his experiences.

Mr. Muhammad Ismail Qureshi, Rector, National School of Public Policy thanked the Hon’ble Senior Puisne Judge on his own behalf and on behalf of the participants. The delegation presented souvenir to Hon’ble Senior Puisne Judge and extended thanks for sparing time for them. The Hon’ble Senior Puisne Judge also reciprocated the gesture by presenting a memento on the occasion.

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Supreme Court of Pakistan
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