CJP says courts are independent, will continue giving decisions freely
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Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Gulzar Ahmad Saturday said that courts are and will remain independent and also continue giving decisions freely.
According to the 24News HD TV channel, the CJP was addressing a seminar on the role of judiciary and lawyers for improving the justice system organized by the Punjab Bar Council (PBC) in Lahore.
The CJP said the lawyers should not misbehave with the judges, they work in the same house for the rule of law so they should also not be angry with each other.
Justice Gulzar said that the decisions of the judiciary should not be a cause of resentment or strife as the lawyers and the judges are not rivals to each other.
He said the job of lawyers is to assist the judges and they should know how to appear before the court. The job of lawyers is to give arguments and debate in court, Justice Gulzar added.
Lahore High Court (LHC) Chief Justice (CJ) Muhammad Ameer Bhatti also addressed the seminar and said the attack on the court from lawyers was not permissible if the decision of the case was not favourable.
Justice Ameer said it does not happen that the children of the house attack the father. There is a right of appeal if the lawyers do not like the decision, he added.
District and Sessions Judge Lahore Habib Ullah Amir, Prosecutor General Punjab Rana Arif Kamal, Advocate General Punjab Ahmed Awais, Deputy Prosecutor General Sarfraz Ahmed Khatana and PBC office bearers and members attended the seminar.
Reporter: Malik Ashraf