Be the change you want to see in the system and society: Honourable Chief Justice of Pakistan, Mr. Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa
We have a changed Judiciary in Pakistan Today
A Passion must for better results: HCJP
Islamabad: Honourable Chief Justice of Pakistan, Mr. Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa said that that no any system is bad, but its operators make it good or bad adding that, “For effective working of any system, the requisite support must come from the top, coupled with small things must be taken into consideration to make a difference in big way.”
He expressed these views in the “Orientation Session for Judges of Model Civil Appellate Courts (MCACs) and Model Trial Magistrate Courts (MTMCs)” under the auspices of “Expeditious Justice Initiative” held at the Federal Judicial Academy, Islamabad, on Monday.
Speaking about the change, Honourable Chief Justice of Pakistan said, “One must change himself/herself first to see the change in the society. Change always comes from the top. It always comes bearing gifts. We have a changed judiciary today in Pakistan. It is passionately delivering justice to the people. Our passionate judges are judging without fear or favour.”
In his intellectual sort of discourse with the audience, his lordship cited several verses from the glorious Quran for the sensitization, education and enlightenment of all which reflect the timeless commitment of the Holy Quran to the basic standards of justice.
“Rendering justice ranks as the most noble of acts of devotion next to belief in God It is the greatest of all the duties entrusted to the prophets and it is the strongest justification for man’s stewardship of earth. There are seven types of people Allah ( SWT) loves the most. Those who administer justice Allah loves them the most. Allah ( SWT) Has made it obligatory upon Himself that He will love them and they will have no fear, nor will they grieve. Having no fear or sadness is an attribute of people of Heaven. By giving justice to the justice- seekers, you will have this feeling of people of Heaven ( Janati people) in this world. There is no substitute of that feeling in this world. Keep delivering justice, Allah (SWT) will give you a great reward both in this world and in the world hereafter”, Honourable Chief Justice of Pakistan remarked.
He also dwelt at length about the rationale behind the creation of Model Courts in the country. Firstly, the creation of Criminal Trial Model Courts (MTMCs) and now Civil Appellate Model Courts and also Model Trial Magistrate Courts (MTMCs) through the length and breadth of the country with a mission to provide expeditious justice to the people both in criminal and civil cases.
On the occasion, Honorable Chief of Pakistan who is also Chairman, Board of Governors of the Academy, also inaugurated the Judicial Officers’ Mess in the Academy.
Earlier, Director General of the Academy, Mr. Hayat Ali Shah presented his welcome address.
A panel discussion on “Working of MCACs & MTMCs- The Challenges” was also conducted by the panellists.
In total 206 Judges of MCACs ( 93) and MTMCs ( 113) from all over Pakistan attended this orientation in the Academy.