Gujrat Bar Association delegation calls on Chief Justice of Pakistan

Islamabad, July 23, 2012 (PPI-OT): A 30 Member delegation of Gujrat Bar Association headed by its President Qazi Zafar Ullah Khan, Mr. Khadim Hussain Qaiser, Addl. A.G. Punjab, Nadeem Shahzad Kokab, Member Punjab Bar Council and comprising other office bearers called on the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr. Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhary today i.e. 23.07.2012 in the Supreme Court Building, Islamabad.

Extolling the role and hospitality of Gujrat Bar during the days of the lawyers’ movement, the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan said “Gujrat Bar is committed and devoted Bar for the cause of rule of law, supremacy of Constitution and independence of Judiciary. The Bar left no stone unturned for the advancement of this cause during the movement”.

The delegation discussed with the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan the issues of mutual interest and informed him about the hardships faced by them and requested to establish FIA and Banking courts at Gujrat as litigants and lawyers not only were facing inconvenience and hardships as they have to travel to Lahore. This also increases pendency of such cases.

The Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan assured them to take up the matter with concerned authorities. They lauded efforts of Hon’ble Chief Justice for the cause of dispensation of justice and stated that Hon’ble Chief Justice is a role model for legal fraternity as well as civil society and held in high esteem by the all segments of society. Recounting the days of struggle during the movement, they stated that the lawyers’ community from all over Pakistan made efforts for restoration of independent judiciary, rule of law and supremacy of constitution, even they were severely tortured but no one could detract them from the supreme cause.

It was the vision of Hon’ble Chief Justice that heralded the new era of revolution and brought lawyers together and desired goal was achieved in shape of restoration of independent judiciary. The delegation praised the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan for his untiring efforts to improve the administration of justice and offered their full support and cooperation for the cause of justice. The Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan reciprocated the sentiments and praised their sacrifices of legal fraternity for the glorious cause.
Further advising the lawyers, he added “It is a noble profession and legal fraternity should perform their duties with dedication, sincerity and honesty as public have great expectations from Bench and Bar therefore both should struggle hard to meet the expectation of public and litigants”.

They extended invitation to Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan to visit Gujrat Bar. Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan expressed his gratitude, accepted their invitation and assured them to visit the Gujrat Bar in due course of time.

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