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Rule of law urged for peace in society

TOBA TEK SINGH/-FAISALABAD-Despite the fact that the Supreme Court alone disposes of 25,000 annually, litigation never ceased and continues to pour in courts, with even more frequency. “It clearly manifests the law violations or perhaps our reluctance to deal with matters properly.”
Former Supreme Court judge Justice (r) Khalilur Rehman Ramday stated during his keynote speech at a seminar titled “Supremacy of Law”. The seminar was held at the auditorium of Govt Women College under the auspices of district and sessions court in connection with the Lahore High Court’s sesquicentennial celebrations here.
Justice Ramday said that though a warden is deployed at each intersection to implement the traffic rules, VIP vehicles are allowed to violate red sign. He stressed the need for equal implementation of law for every citizen. He pointed out that God created the universe on the base of justice and He destroys those nations which have different laws for the poor and the rich. He also lauded the decision of LHC chief justice Mansoor Ali Shah to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the high court.
PML-N MNA Ch Asadur Rehman, DCO Amer Ijaz Akbar, DPO Usman Akram Gondal, Educationists Nuzhar Bashir and Rahatul Nisa, District and Sessions judge Ch Muhammad Nawaz, Civil Judges – Sajawal Khan and Irum Fatima were also present on the occasion.
In Faisalabad, the District Judiciary organised a judicial conference titled “Upholding the Rule of Law” at Circuit House in connection with celebrations of 150th anniversary of the Lahore High Court.
Justice (r) Sh Ghulam Sarwar was chief guest on the occasion. Addressing the conference, he said that peace and development in a society can be brought only by upholding the rule of law. He said that the LHC has played a historic role in protecting basic rights of the people and dispensation of justice which is imperative for the prosperity of a nation. He cited important and historic cases disposed of by the LHC, saying the history of the Lahore High Court is full of various cases in which the deserving people were provided justice.
District and Sessions Judge Abid Hussain Qureshi mentioned the importance Islam attaches to upholding rule of law, saying the justice dispensation is imperative for existence of the society.
DSJ (r) Khalid Mehmud highlighted different aspects of the rule of law, saying every citizen should follow the law to ensure rule of law in society.
GCU VC Dr Muhammad Ali, DCO Salman Ghani and SSP (investigations) Dr Farrukh Raza also spoke on the occasion.
Earlier, the guests cut a cake to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Lahore High Court.
Civil Judges – Afzal Majoka, Mumtaz Hunjra, AC Coordination Khadim Hussain Jilani, ACG Shafqatuallah Mushtaq and students of GCU Law Department attended the conference.

Source: The Nation

Byline: Staff Report

November 22, 2016

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