Administration of Justice

75 Years – Reflecting on the Past and Looking Towards the Future

The year 2022 is the 75th year of independence of Pakistan. Various institutions in the public sector have started activities to reflect upon the achievements and the challenges faced during the journey traversed so far. Likewise, it is the right time to collectively review the efforts and contribution made by the judiciary and to draw a roadmap for the future ensuring better administration of justice and rule of law in the country.

The Law and Justice Commission of Pakistan, under the Chairmanship of the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan, is organizing a two-day Conference on “Administration of Justice: 75 Years – Reflecting on the past and looking towards the future” from 23-24 September, 2022 at the Supreme Court of Pakistan. The Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan, being Chairman of the Law and Justice Commission of Pakistan (LJCP), will Chair the inauguration and closing ceremonies of the Conference. Dignitaries including the Hon’ble Chief Justice/Judges, jurists, members from academia and experts on designated themes from all over the world will participate in the Conference.

The Conference is going to provide a wonderful platform to discuss the challenges confronting the justice sector and offer deeper insights to determine the way forward and the future policy course in the delivery of expeditious justice for the citizens of Pakistan.

Session I: Role of Judiciary in maintaining rule of law and upholding the supremacy of the Constitution

Chair: Honorable Mr. Justice Umar Ata Bandial
Chief Justice of Pakistan
Mr. Justice Dr. Syed Muhammad Anwer
Chief Justice, Federal Shariat Court.
Mr. Justice Ahmed Ali M. Shaikh
Chief Justice, High Court of Sindh
Mr. Justice Athar Minallah
Chief Justice, Islamabad High Court
Mr. Justice Qaiser Rashid Khan
Chief Justice, Peshawar High Court
Mr. Justice Muhammad Ameer Bhatti
Chief Justice, Lahore High Court.
Mr. Justice Naeem Akhtar Afghan
Chief Justice, High Court of Balochistan
Mr. Justice Raja Saeed Akram Khan
Chief Justice, Supreme Court Azad Jammu & Kashmir
Mr. Justice Wazir Shakeel Ahmed
Acting Chief Judge, Supreme Appellate Court, Gilgit Baltistan
Mr. Ashtar Ausaf Ali
The Attorney General for Pakistan.

Session II: Where do we go from here? Role of Police, Prosecution, Lawyers and Academia in Administration of Justice.

Chair: Honorable Mr. Justice Yahya Afridi
Judge, Supreme Court of Pakistan
Mr. Abdul Khalique Shaikh
IG, Balochistan.
Barrister Khaliq-Uz- Zaman Chaudhary
Prosecutor General Punjab
Barrister Salahuddin
Ex- President SHCBA, Karachi
Dr. Hadia Awan
Dean, Faculty of Law, UCP.
Mr. Ejaz Ahmad Qureshi
The Federal Ombudsman.

Session III: Current global challenges faced by Pakistan and response of the Judiciary.

Chair: Honorable Mr. Justice Qazi Faez Isa
Judge, Supreme Court of Pakistan
Dr. Bakhtior Kadirov
Country Head, UNFPA, Pakistan.
Dr. Erum Sattar
Barrister & Professor
Mr. Ali Tauqeer Sheikh
 Senior Climate Change Expert
Mr. Mohammad Iqbal
Director General DNFBPs
Mrs. Fauzia Waqar
Ex-Chairperson, PCSW.

Session IV: Economic challenges and disputes settlement mechanisms: legislative response and the roadmap for the future.

Chair: Honorable Mr. Justice Ijaz-Ul-Ahsan
Judge, Supreme Court of Pakistan
Mrs. Justice Abha Nayar Patel
Fellow of CIArb UK.
Mr. Ravi Madasamy
Advocate on ESG Compliance and Regulations Singapore
Ms. Leonora Riesenburg
International Arbitrator, Commercial Mediator,
Mr. Mian Sheraz
Chairman of Pakistan Chapter for CIArb.
Hon’ble Mr. Justice Jawad Hassan
Judge, Lahore High Court

Session V: Justice and digital advancement: what lies ahead?

Chair: Honorable Mr. Justice Jamal Khan Mandokhail
Judge, Supreme Court of Pakistan
Mr. Paul Quan
Executive Director, Singapore Judicial College, Singapore
Mr Francisco de Elizalde
Mr. Jeffery Apperson
Vice President of National Center for State Courts (NCSC), USA
Mr. Muhammad Jaffar
Director, Cyber Crime Wing, FIA Islamabad
Hon’ble Mr. Justice Babar Sattar
Judge, Islamabad High Court

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