Cross-border: 50 Indian lawyers to attend Sep 9 moot

Speakers will talk about legal system during times of internal conflict.

Express September 05, 2011


Some 50 members of the Supreme Court Bar of India will participate in the three-day conference organised by the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) on September 9. This was announced by SCBA president Asma Jahangir on Monday. She said that several former SCBA presidents were also expected to attend the conference. The Chief Justice of Pakistan will address the gathering on People’s Security and the Rule of Law.

A former president of the Fiji Law Society, Talib Rizvi and Hina Jilani will talk about dealing with the legal system during internal conflicts. Babur Sattar will talk about reforming the criminal justice system. Acting Prosecutor General of Punjab Anwar Khan Gondal, former prosecutor general Zahid Hussain Bokhari and a solicitor-advocate from the United Kingdom Ajmad Malik will also address the participants. Journalists Talat Hussain, Ayaz Amir and Hamid Mir will talk about Justice and Impunity: Its Portrayal by the Media.

Other speakers include Ahmar Bilal Sufi, Latif Afridi, Habib Tahir, Raza Kazim, Musarrat Hilali, Justice (retired) Sharif Hussain Bokhari and Naseeruddin Nayar. The sessions will be chaired by Abid Hassan Minto, Muneer A Malik, Ali Ahmed Kurd and Justice (retired) Tariq Mahmood. Justice (retired) Fakharuddin G Ebrahim will address the concluding session.

Sanam Marvi, Ali Raza and Gulzar Alam will entertain the participants with their music at the cultural programme.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 6th, 2011.

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