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Attention being given to training of judges, lawyers: CJP

Attention being given to training of judges, lawyers: CJP
December 19, 2019
ISLAMABAD (92 NEWS) – Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Asif Saeed Khosa has said that the attention is being given to training of judges and lawyers to ensure dispensation of justice. Addressing a ceremony in Islamabad, the chief justice said a lawyer or judge connects things with one another and always eager to seek knowledge. CJP Khosa said that process of reforms without knowing the values of a society is ineffective, adding that the best lawyers should go for practice in the tribal districts. He also said that research programmes should be encouraged. Referring to terrorism, CJP Khosa said it has a long history and it is strategy of weak to create fear among people by attacking them. He said media can play a vital role in to avoid creating hysteria. Talking about the erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), the chief justice said lawyers and Judges must be encouraged to take up cases in these areas so that the people living there welcome the court system. Earlier, CJP Asif Saeed Khosa said that the judiciary is taking steps to protect the rights of women and providing justice for them. Addressing the third day and concluding session of “Women Judges Conference” in Lahore, CJP Khosa asserted that every citizen, including the minorities has equal rights in the constitution. He also emphasized on the role of women in the judiciary and the country. CJP Khosa said that the courts have been functioning from the last 50 years for provision of justice to women in the society. “The role of women in our society is vital and it is increasing day by day. More than 300 women judges have been working in district courts,” the outgoing CJP mentioned. He also said that soon female judges would be appointed in the Supreme Court of Pakistan. “We should make women independent in other spheres of the society,” he added. He highlighted that female judges should work in a relaxed environment and should not present themselves as a stern judge. “The judges should remain firm and relax. Female judges should free themselves from mental stress and discharge their duties in a convenient environment,” CJP Khosa remarked.