Won’t forgive myself if fail to fulfill constitutional duty: CJ

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LAHORE:  Chief Justice (CJ) of Pakistan Saqib Nisar on Saturday said that he wouldn’t be able to forgive himself if he failed to fulfill his constitutional duty. He said that the investigations in our criminal cases is generally flawed and when the accused is set free, the blame is shifted on to the courts,

 

Addressing a ceremony at Punjab Judicial Academy, Justice Saqib Nisar said that it is the duty of the courts to provide the people with justice. “Unless we have complete command over civil law, how shall we be able to decide on civil cases? If we don’t do our job properly today, we’d never be able to forgive ourselves for this”, he said.

Talking on the occasion, Lahore High Court (LHC) Chief Justice Mansoor Ali Shah said that the reconciliation centers and model courts have improved the system a lot. He said that criticism was always welcome but criticism should be constructive.

Supreme Court’s senior most judge Mr Asif Saeed Khosa also said that the establishment of model courts was an important step in the quest to provide speedy justice.

Appreciation certificates were also distributed among the judges performing their duties at model courts on this occasion.

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