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Delegation of Morocco calls on Chief Justice

Islamabad: A delegation headed by Mr. Mustapha Fares, First President of the Court of Cassation, Kingdom of Morocco/Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Morocco and comprising Mr. Brahim Zaim, President of Chamber at the Court of Cassation, Mr. Ahmed Benzakour, President of Chamber at the Court of Cassation, Mr. Abderrahmane Mesbahi El Aouame, President of Chamber at the Court of Cassation and Mr. Mohammad Rida EL FASSI, Ambassador of Kingdom of Morocco in Pakistan called on the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr. Justice. Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry today i.e. 18.04.2012 in Supreme Court Building, Islamabad.

Welcoming the delegation, Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan said “it is an honour to receive such a high level judicial delegation from Morocco. Exchange of delegations is always healthy and a good tradition to take advantages from each other’s experience and knowledge. As both countries are Muslim where Islamic laws are enforced therefore it is a good opportunity to share some experiences and reforms”.

The Chief Justice of Morocco reciprocated the sentiments and explained his judicial system and informed about Supreme Court and other subordinate courts. He also invited Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan to visit Morocco. The Hon’ble Chief Justice accepted his invitation will thanks and stated that he would be visiting Morocco shortly.

The Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan told the delegation about judicial system of Pakistan and judicial commission. He further told that our laws are on common law pattern, derived from the Constitution and rules are Islamized and no law is against the basic Injunctions of Islam.

Federal Shariat Court is also functioning to examine and determine as to whether or not a certain provision of law is repugnant to the Injunctions of Islam and appeal against the decision of Federal Shariat Court is heard by Shariat Appellate Bench of Supreme Court of Pakistan. Furthermore, the Council of Islamic Ideology advises the legislature whether or not a certain law is repugnant to Islamic Injunctions.

The Chief Justice of Pakistan also informed the delegation that the system of administration of justice should be effective as the prime purpose of judiciary is to redress the grievances of public at large and to dispense justice to them and provide them easy access.

The Hon’ble Chief Justice of Morocco extended his thanks to Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan for care and hospitality.

For more information, contact:
Shahid Hussain Kamboyo
Public Relations Officer
Supreme Court of Pakistan
Tel: +9251 920 4184
Fax: +9251 920 1001
Email: pro_scp@yahoo.com

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