Islamabad: A delegation headed by Honourable Justice Dr. Sheikh Ishaq bin Ahmed Al Busaidi, President of Supreme Court of Oman and comprising on Justice Sheikh Doctor Abdullah bin Rashid Al Siyabi, Vice President of Supreme Court of Oman, Justice Sheikh Salim bin Rashid Al Qalhati, Judge, Justice Sheikh Hamad bin Khamis Al Jahoori, Judge, Court of Appeal and Sultan bin Hamad Al Busaidi, Director, Office of the President of the Supreme Court of Oman called on the Honourable Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr. Justice. Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry today i.e. 27.02.2012 in Supreme Court Building, Islamabad.
While welcoming the delegation, Honourable Chief Justice of Pakistan said “it is an honour to receive such a high level delegation in Supreme Court today”.
Discussing the issues of mutual interest, his lordship told the delegation that there is a similarity between the legal systems of both the countries. We can take advantage by sharing the experiences of one another.
The prime purpose of any judiciary is to interpret the constitution and provide speedy and quick justice to litigants by settling their disputes and granting them relief so that law may take its course and governance may improve. The exchange of delegation would be a useful way to take advantage of the experiences of one another.
Chief Justice of Oman reciprocated the same sentiments and invited the Honourable Chief Justice of Pakistan to visit Oman and further stressed that exchange of delegations would not only help to share the experiences but it will also bring the public closer and the cooperation between the both of the governments will also be enhanced.
Honourable Chief Justice of Pakistan informed a number of Pakistanis workers and professionals are providing services to Government of Oman. The Chief Justice of Oman appreciated the hard work being done by Pakistani expatriate community in Oman.
The Chief Justice of Oman acknowledged the contribution made by the Honourable Chief Justice of Pakistan for strengthening the rule of law and promotion of independent judiciary. He said that the inspiring leadership of Honourable Chief Justice is a role model fro the rest of the judiciaries as well.
Chief Justice of Pakistan said that by the grace of Almighty Allah, the judiciary in Pakistan is independent and delivering decisions in accordance with constitution and the law without fear or favour. Further, a well functioning/vibrant judiciary is a sine-quo-non for good governance in any society. His lordship further informed the delegation about the legal system and process of appointment of judges in Pakistan.
Chief Justice of Oman also apprised the Honourable Chief Justice of Pakistan about the judicial system of Oman and informed that it comprises of one Chief Justice, seven Deputy Chief Justices and fifty Judges and most judges are elevated from lower judiciary.
The Honourable Chief Justice of Pakistan explained that the judicial organ of a country is constitutionally mandated to adjudicate cases and disputes amongst citizens as well as between Federal and Provincial Governments and among Governments and citizens. The judgments of this Honourable Court may challenge some executive authority or orders for which the concerned departments should accept the judgments instead of criticizing the courts.
The courts have to pronounce judgments after considering the evidence placed on record and without any consideration other than merit and application of the principle of rule of law. Both Honourable Chief Justices agreed that a country which has strong and independent judiciary is bound to achieve prosperity, develop economic infrastructure and attain highest standards of transparency and good governance.
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