ISLAMABAD: The Chief Justice of Islamabad High Court, Muhammad Anwar Khan Kasi, has urged the law officers to avoid unnecessary adjournments in the criminal cases because such practice leads to public mistrust in the institution of judiciary.
He expressed these views in the inaugural ceremony of a one-week refresher course on “ Role of law Officers viz a viz quick disposal of criminal cases” for law officers from all over Pakistan, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan, here at the Federal Judicial Academy (FJA), Islamabad, on Monday.
He said, “Law Officers- prosecutors play a crucial role in the administration of criminal justice system, hence, it is essential to arrange this like professional trainings and refresher courses to improve their enhance their efficiency and also their performance”.
Appreciating the content of the refresher course, he said, “I have gone through the program. It is very useful and extensive course and I hope that such endeavors will raise the quality of justice in the country.”
Advising the participants, he said, “Carry out your duties and functions impartially and avoid all political, social, religious, racial, cultural, or any other kind of discrimination. Protect the public interest, act with objectivity.”
Presenting his welcome speech DG of the Academy said, “Being a career Judge who journeyed from Civil Court to Hon’ble High Court, I do not mince my words to describe what is at stake in our Pakistani society where crime and corruption has the order of the day, nothing is hidden from all of us. But I firmly believe that together we can work wonders, we can shape a better future with a quick disposal of criminal cases in the country. I also strongly believe that everything that takes place in this prestigious Alma mater goes out somewhere to strike a human heart.”
Soskemans of the Academy, Hashim Abro said that Twenty-two Law Officers-two of them female- from allover Pakistan, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan are undergoing are attending a one-week refresher course in the Academy.