*ISLAMABAD – Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa has called for launching a movement to restore the respect of lawyers.*
Addressing a ceremony at Judicial Academy on Monday, he said that lawyers’ respect is declining with each passing day. “Here lawyers throw chairs at judges. Lawyers should use the arguments instead of their hands. Will it be right if the lawyer and the judge beat each other? Where are we heading to? We should eliminate it immediately.” he pointed out.
The CJP said that the lawyers could not get the support of good words without their love for the literature. “A good lawyer should have full command of the history, mathematics and the literature,” he said.
He said that sometime judges are asking the lawyers that the case cannot be instituted. “The judge should write the judgment after listening to arguments.”
Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa said that lawyers could win the case only on the basis of arguments,” he said.
Addressing a ceremony with regard to reforms in the police in Karachi on July 19, Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa said that the false testimony will not be acceptable any more.
He said that false testimony and delaying tactics are two main faults in the criminal justice system. “Courts are forced to rely on the investigation officers,” he said.
He said that three steps have been taken to overcome the delaying tactics. “The cases will not be adjourned. All witnesses will be heard in a case. A model court will be established at the district level,” he announced.