Peshawar: The Chief Justice of Peshawar High Court Mr. Justice Dost Muhammad Khan has said that for the supremacy of law and constitution, the lawyer community has succeeded in their just struggle and after restoration of judiciary the people have attached great expectations with it.
The people are not getting justice in time and with each passing day the burden of cases on courts is increasing. 40 percent cases against the government and autonomous bodies in the Peshawar High Court were indicating to a painful fact. The people were paying crores of rupees as tax but inspite of that they were not being provided with justice and consequently they are compelled to look towards judiciary.
These views he expressed while addressing the District Bar Peshawar Association on Monday evening. Razaullah Khan Advocate while presenting the welcome address narrated the problems being faced by the lawyers of Peshawar.
Justice Dost Muhammad Khan said that rule of Constitution and law are prerequisite for democracy adding that in the European countries and USA, the rights of the President of the State and a common man were equal. He said that the judiciary fully support democratic set up but the rulers should deliver for the welfare and good of the general public.
He said that for the change of the system negotiation of the judiciary were going on with the government for all levels. He said that the bill regarding provincial judicial academy was pending with the provincial assembly. He said that with the pressing of a button of the Digital Electronic Library at Peshawar Bar room, all the required documents would be available instantly and there would be no need of books in this regard.
Specialization is the dire need of the time and without fertile brains of the Bar, Bench will not receiving able people. He announced purchase of one generator for Bar Association on the occasion and assured that the rest of the problems would be solved with mutual consultation of the Bar Association Cabinet.
He said that in no circumstances the lawyers quota rules would be allowed to be violated and no compromise would be made on the provision of justice. Chief Justice of Pakistan, all the Chief Justices of all the five High Courts, Chief Justice Federal Shariat Court and remaining stakeholders will get target of joint policy in the first week of the January next year.
He recommended that relaxation should be dealt with in the limit of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province to make access to himself for the lady lawyers and Judges he has appointed a lady as his Private Secretary. He announced construction of residential colony on easy instalments for lawyers on free official land at each and every district and Tehsil level.
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