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Libyan Chief Justice calls on Deputy Speaker National Assembly

Islamabad, January 22, 2013 (PPI-OT): Mr. Justice Kamal B. A. Dhan, Chief Justice of Libyan Supreme Court met Faisal Karim Kundi, Deputy Speaker National Assembly along with delegation comprising Judges of Libyan Apex Court and Judicial Officers in Parliament House, this afternoon. Chief Justice Federal Shariat Court, Mr. Justice Agha Rafique Ahmad Khan accompanied the delegation.

Faisal Karim Kundi said that Pakistan has a vibrant legislature and an independent Judiciary and all the institutions in the country were performing their functions for welfare of masses. He said that these are the hallmark of egalitarian societies throughout the world.

He said that Parliament has passed several laws for the public good besides exercising its role of parliamentary oversight through its active standing committees. He said that 18th, 19th and 20th Constitutional Amendments passed by the present parliament were its major achievements. Complementing, the Supreme Court of Pakistan, the Deputy Speaker said that the apex court has been active in pursuing the expeditious dispensation of justice to the masses.

He said that the visit Libyan Judicial delegation will pave way for further enhancing collaboration between Judicial Institutions of both the Countries.

Faisal Karim Kundi said that Pakistan attaches immense importance to its fraternal relations with Libya as both the countries are tied in immemorial bonds of religion, history and friendship. He said that people of Pakistan greatly value Libyan support in time of crisis.

He said that Pakistan strongly desires to see a prosperous and stable Libya. He said that the existing fraternal bonds should be further strengthened by enhancing parliamentary ties, people-to-people contacts and economic ties.

Mr. Justice Kamal B. A. Dani responding to the views of Deputy Speaker said that Libya also attaches great value to its relations with Pakistan and wants to further strengthen them through frequent interaction at political, legislature and institutional levels.

He said that judicial system in both the countries were almost similar since Laws are formulated strictly in accordance with Quran and Sunnah. He said that present Libyan leadership was committed to strengthen the institutions after recent liberation from the decades old doctorial regime. He agreed that frequent interaction between judicial institutions of the both the countries would provide opportunity to share experiences.

For more information, contact:
Karamat Hussain Niazi
National Assembly of Pakistan
Parliament House, Islamabad
Tel: +9251 922 1082 -83
Fax: +9251 922 1106

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