Equal opportunities, rule of law foundation of prosperous nation: CJ

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APP51-04 ISLAMABAD: May 04 – Honorable Chief Justice Supreme Court Mr. Saqib Nisar addresses the 8th Judicial Conference 2018 “Towards the Regional Economic Integration and Rule of Law” organized by Law and Justice Commission of Pakistan in Supreme Court. APP photo by Irfan Mahmood

ISLAMABAD, May 04 (APP):Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar said foundation of a prosperous nation lies in the provision of equal opportunities and rule of law.
The chief justice who is also the chairman of Law and Justice Commission of Pakistan said this while addressing the inaugural session of 8th International Judicial Conference (IJC) here on Friday.
Foreign dignitaries including chief justices, judges, jurists, luminaries of law and renewed researcher around the world attended the conference.
The chief justice welcomed the distinguished luminaries of the legal as well as other associated fields, both from within the country and abroad.
The chief justice said this conference would play an important role towards achieving the goal of smooth administration of justice and establishing the rule of law in the country.
This conference had been organized in an effort to bring together all the stakeholders to join hands and pool ideas for the reformation of the judicial system and for devising ways and means for ensuring inexpensive and expeditious justice for all, the CJ said.
The CJ said the nation was striving for a better and more prosperous Pakistan and we too were determined to contribute our share towards the socio-economic growth and development of the country.
We can do this by ensuring an efficient, efficacious and expeditious justice delivery system, he added.
Discussions in this conference would provide a chance to the participants to suggest ways for legal and economic integration at the regional level for socio-economic growth of the country which was expected as the outcome of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the CJ said.
Among other aspects, CPEC promises direct foreign investment. Experts can deliberate on how we, as a nation, can maximize the benefits of Foreign Direct Investment that CPEC will bring with it, the CJ maintained.
He said this forum was designed to provide an opportunity to experts in raising awareness about Foreign Investment and suggest ways to ensure that the fruits of economic activity and growth reach every citizen of our country.
Chief Justice said, “We are all familiar with the issue of chronic delays in the dispensation of Justice. Being the head of the judiciary of Pakistan, I am committed to revamping the system through various modes including judicial reforms. However, this issue needs to be addressed by adopting a holistic and synchronized approach.”
It was vital for all relevant institutions to coordinate and work together for reducing delays in finalization of legal disputes. This thematic session was specifically designed to discuss the strategies for delay reduction and expeditious disposal of cases, he added.
The chief justice thanked all the delegates for their participation in the conference and showed determination that it would be a very successful, fruitful and productive conference.