CJP slams rape incident, says police led by unprofessional people
Supreme Court Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed speaks at an event.–File photo
Supreme Court Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed on Friday described the gang-rape of a woman on Lahore-Sialkot Motorway as shameful.
Speaking at an event at the Lahore High Court, the chief justice said that absence of effective security arrangements for citizens on highways was a shameful act. Passengers are facing serious crimes on highways regularly, he said, adding that maintaining law and order was the responsibility of the government.
The chief justice laid stress on the need for a transparent police system. He asked the government to take the matter seriously and restore the credibility of the police force. He said the government should intervene and stop interference in the police’s affairs. He was referring to frequent transfers and postings in the police department in recent months.
The chief justice said the police force could not work effectively without proper discipline. He said that lives and properties of citizens could not be safeguarded without making the police department a professional unit. He said the police force was being led by unprofessional people.
Earlier, Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmad honoured the closing ceremony of 6-day workshop of commercial and overseas court judges. The six-day training workshop was organised by the Punjab Judicial Academy in collaboration with the Planning & Development Department and World Bank Group.
The objective of the training workshop was to improve the efficiency in resolving commercial disputes through Court Automation and the introduction of advance case management tools.
Judges of Supreme Court of Pakistan Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan and Justice Amin ud Din Khan also joined the ceremony. Chief Justice of Lahore High Court Justice Muhammad Qasim Khan along with Registrar of the Lahore High Court Malik Mustaq Ahmad Ojla and Director General of Punjab Judicial Academy Habib Ullah Amir received Chief Justice Of Pakistan Justice Gulzar Ahmad and other judges of the Supreme Court of Pakistan on their arrival.