‘Judicial systems needs overhaul’


July 30, 2010

LAHORE: The federal minister for parliamentary affairs, law and justice has said that the country’s judicial system needs an overhaul. Addressing the office-bearers of Bar Associations of Faisalabad and Sargodha divisions at the Governor’s House here on Friday, Babar Awan said that it was need of the hour to review the institutions in line with the increase of population of the country as the existing system had been made when the population was about 40 millions. Awan said he had brought the ministry of law and justice to the doorsteps of the lawyers from Islamabad and added that the PPP was de-centralising powers to resolve people’s problems. “We believe in the empowerment of the people,” he added.

The minister said that he was going to the doorsteps of lawyers instead of calling them to the ministry in the capital, adding that it was the duty of people’s representatives to visit them for realising their problems.

He said the Balochistan High Court was made by the PPP in its first term, adding that now another high court is being established by the PPP to facilitate the people. “No one in the country is alien for us and all are ours as everyone is Pakistani,” he added.

The minister remarked that a summery has been already moved for establishing Lahore High Court benches in Faisalabad and Sargodha, adding that both benches would be instituted within a year.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 31st, 2010.

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