Lawyers concerned over judicial crisis

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Staff Reporter
Karachi

Speakers at a seminar organized under the auspices of the lawyer’s wing of Jinnah Ka Pakistan-JKP at the Jinnah auditorium of the City Cout shed light on the nagging judicial crisis that had triggered in the wake of the issue of elevation of the judges to the Supreme court.

They said that now the people had started questioning the method of appointing the judges and then promoting them to the apex court.

In a panel discussion hosted by Zaheer Hussain Memon the chief of lawyers wing, renowned jurist, and Advocate of the Supreme court Haider Imam Rizvi said that common folk was mocking at the judicial system of Pakistan owing to the blatant loopholes in it and no one including the authorities concerned seemed serious to cater to these issues that were mounting with every passing day.

“The only way of appointing judges was to look over the seniority after he had qualified all other criteria encapsulated in the Constitution of Pakistan, if the unfair method continued this system would collapse under its own weight; he warned.

Barrister Omer Sommro said that the article of the constitution pertaining to the contempt of court was being used as a tool to suppress lawyers.

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