CJP Justice Asif Saeed Khosa makes new revelations over the judicial system priorities
ISLAMABAD - Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa makes new revelations over the judicial system priorities. CJP has said that his first priority has always been to restore and maintain dignity of all those appearing before court.
While addressing a ceremony in Lahore today, he said that police reforms should be implemented at earliest.
“Retired police officers played a pertinent role in police reforms. My first priority, when I assumed charges as a Chief Justice, was to restore dignity of all those appearing before courts particularly the officers belonging to police department,” he said.
CJ said that as a judge of High Court and Supreme Court he had witnessed some incidents when police officials coming to courts for hearings were not treated with dignity and respect.
“Whatever be the nature of case or circumstances the dignity, which is a fundamental right, cannot be violated. One judge was preceded by supreme judicial council only on the allegation that he had humiliated and insulted a police official in court proceedings. We are making sure that such incidents do not take place anywhere in future,” he added.
Asif Khosa further stated that ever since he became CJ, whenever something happened in the country which took notice of public at large, there was an outcry that CJ should take notice.
“I realized that because of the activism of some of my seniors, whenever something happened in the country, all the pressure was on the court. In my opinion, the situation needs to be tackled by concerned officials first. If the officials are activated, there is no need for court to jump in. Supreme Court has to be the last not the first resort,” he added.
The Chief Justice further stated that they established model courts for speedy provision of justice.