A delegation of more than 200 participants of National Security & War Course 2019, National Defence University, Islamabad headed by Maj. Gen. Muhammad Asim Malik and comprising faculty members and officers of Armed forces of Pakistan and different foreign countries undergoing training at National Defence University, Islamabad called on Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr. Justice Mian Saqib Nisar in Supreme Court Islamabad today i.e. 07.11.2018 as a part of their inland study tour.
Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr. Justice Mian Saqib Nisar welcomed the delegation and gave them an overview of the Constitution of 1973 of Islamic Republic of Pakistan. He informed them about the trichotomy of power in Pakistan and discussed different tiers of governance in the country. His lordship dilated upon the role, function and importance of each limb of the State i.e. Parliament, Executive and Judiciary. The Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan also briefed them on the judicial system, its functioning, role, dispensation of justice and constitutional jurisdiction of Supreme Court, High Courts and District Courts to provide relief to the people. His lordship explained that Supreme Court under constitutional scheme possesses special jurisdiction of the judicial review to examine certain acts of legislative and executive organs of the State on criterion of the Constitution. Furthermore, Hon’ble Chief Justice told them about the fundamental rights enunciated in the Constitution and emphasized the need of enforcement of fundamental rights. He also cited many famous judgments of Supreme Court on enforcement of fundamental rights. Talking on the issue of delays in the justice system, the Hon’ble Chief Justice underlined the need to reform old and obsolete laws as per requirement of modern age and effective implementation of laws to provide relief, and speedy justice to the aggrieved people. Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) is also one of the useful mechanisms to redress the grievances of people. Later, he answered the questions of the participants in an interactive session and shared his experience.
Maj. Gen. Muhammad Asim Malik, Chief Instructor, National Defence University thanked the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan on his own behalf and on behalf of the participants. The delegation presented souvenir to Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan and extended thanks for sparing time for them. The Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan also reciprocated the gesture by presenting a memento on the occasion.