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Dated: 13-June-2013

A 21 member Delegation of District Bar Association, Mir Pur, Azad Kashmir headed by its President Sardar Ijaz Nazir and comprising other office bearers called on the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan, Mr. Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry today, i.e. 13.06.2013 in the Supreme Court, Islamabad.

Welcoming the delegation, Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan said “the legal fraternity had made great contribution in the cause of justice as well as for the institution of judiciary. The bench and bar are integral part of the same system and without the active participation of bar, the goal of speedy justice at the door step of public at large cannot be fulfilled.” Further, praising the role of legal fraternity in the lawyers’ movement for Rule of Law, Supremacy of the Constitution & independence of judiciary, Hon’ble Chief Justice remarked that the Bars of Azad Kashmir also played an effective and courageous role during the period of the movement. He further added that judiciary of AJK is also functioning independently and delivering justice to people. He apprised the delegation that the Chief Justice Azad Jammu & Kashmir has desired to sign MoU with the Judiciary of Pakistan for coordination in the administration of justice. The MoU will further enhance the cooperation between the two judiciaries.

The members discussed with the Hon’ble Chief Justice issues and matter of interest of the legal/judicial fraternity. The delegation expressed the hope that under the leadership of Hon’ble Chief Justice, the system of administration of justice will further improve and deliver justice to the public at large. They appreciated his steadfastness, devotion, commitment, determination and efforts for the cause of justice and said that the public have reposed great confidence in the judiciary. They further expressed that Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan is a role model and source of inspiration for the rest of the judiciary.

The delegation paid great tributes to the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan for his untiring efforts for the Constitutionalism, Rule of Law and independence of judiciary. The delegation invited the Chief Justice of Pakistan to visit the District Bar Association, Mir Pur, Azad Kashmir. The Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan expressed his gratitude and appreciation for the delegation and promised to visit the bar in the near future.
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