ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar called on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Konya, Turkey during his official visit to the country on Tuesday.
During the meeting, the CJP highlighted the special love and affection between people of the two countries.
According to a press release issued by the public relations office of the Supreme Court, President Erdogan also expressed his warm sentiments for the people of Pakistan and welcomed the chief justice to the city of Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi.
The CJP later participated in the “Seb-i-Arus” being held in Konya to commemorate the death anniversary of the renowned Sufi saint and poet and witnessed the “samah” ceremony as part of the commemorative events.
Earlier in the day, Justice Nisar held a meeting with President of the Turkish Constitutional Court Prof Dr Zuhtu Arslan in Ankara. The two sides exchanged views on legal and judicial matters of mutual interest.
The CJP briefed his Turkish counterpart on the working of the judicial system of Pakistan. He also outlined the initiatives being taken by the Supreme Court in furtherance of the fundamental rights of the people.
He further emphasised that promotion and protection of the fundamental rights of the common citizens of Pakistan remained the highest priority for the Supreme Court, as the provision of those rights had a direct impact on the lives of the common citizens.
The CJP added that the apex court was working to ensure that the Executive would take all possible measures to uphold the fundamental rights.
In this regard, Justice Nisar briefed Prof Dr Arslan on his “initiatives for water management, population control, provision of health facilities, and, ensures justice and rule of law”.
Dr Zuhtu Arslan also briefed the CJP on the working of the Turkish judicial system, informing that the Turkish Constitutional Court system was one of the oldest in Europe. The two sides agreed to further strengthen institutional collaborations between the highest courts of the two countries.
The CJP is currently on an official visit to Turkey at the invitation of the President of the Constitutional Court of Turkey.