CJP Justice Saqib Nisar takes a bold stance on CPEC in meeting with Chinese counterpart
BEIJING - Chief Justice of Pakistan, Mian Saqib Nisar, met with Hon’ble Zhou Qiang, President of the Supreme Peoples Court of China, today in Beijing.
The Honourable Chief Justice is on an official visit to China to attend the thirteenth meeting of the Presidents/ Chief Justices of the Supreme Courts of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states.
During the meeting, the Hon’ble Chief Justice said that Pakistan China relations are supported by peoples he both countries.
The CJP apprised Zhou Qiang on the implementation of a MoU signed between the judicial institutions of the two countries last year, during the visit of Hon’ble Chief Justice to China.
The judicial cooperation between two countries has started gaining momentum and there is a huge potential for bilateral exchanges in the fields of arbitration, judicial training, automation of judicial systems and use of technology.
Saqib Nisar also said that China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a flagship project of One Belt One Road Initiative (BRI) and judiciary of Pakistan fully supports CPEC and committed to taking measures to ease out commercial disputes for smooth implementation of CPEC projects.
He stated that Supreme Court of Pakistan has recently held a detailed meeting of all federal departments/ministries with the special focus on CPEC.
The Supreme Court of Pakistan has also issued directions to the lower courts not to issue injunctive orders on CPEC projects unless the other parties have been heard. He also briefed the Hon’ble Zhou Qiang about the recently concluded Islamabad Judicial Conference.
President Zhou Qiang appreciated the initiatives taken by the Supreme Court of Pakistan.
He maintained that Pakistan China relations enjoy the full confidence of the leadership of two countries and our bilateral cooperation has transformed into the comprehensive strategic partnership.
Chief Justice of Pakistan also invited honourable Zhou Qiang to visit Pakistan to attend the upcoming judicial conference on arbitration.