A delegation of Punjab Bar Council headed by Mr. Farhan Shahzad, Vice Chairman and comprising Haji M. Afzal
Dharala, Chairman Executive Committee, Malik Ghulam Abbas Nissoana, Chairman Publication Committee and other members called on the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr. Justice Gulzar Ahmed in Supreme Court Islamabad today.
Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan welcomed the delegation and said that it is duty of Bar to assist the bench in dispensation of justice so that courts can decide cases expeditiously on merit in accordance with law. His lordship further added that legal profession is one of the respectable professions; therefore they must uphold dignity, integrity, respect, honour and sanctity of the profession by pleading cases on merit and respecting Hon’ble judges. The Hon’ble Chief Justice also told them that he is also from legal fraternity therefore he visits bar associations whenever invited. His lordship shared his experience with them.
The delegation informed his lordship that during last four months, a single complaint of strikes in court of Punjab Province has not been reported. Moreover Punjab Bar Council has initiated strict action against delinquent Lawyers, found guilty of misconduct or intolerant behavior and attitude. They also discussed different issues relating to smooth functioning of the justice system. The Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan assured them to take up the issues at proper and relevant forum to get them resolved.
They thanked the Hon’ble Chief Justice for sparing time for them and presented Calendar of Punjab Bar Council as token of respect and gesture of goodwill. The Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan expressed his gratitude and appreciation for the delegation.