A proposal has been made to build twin towers to house the East Islamabad District Courts and the West Islamabad District Courts and separate complexes for lawyers’ chambers around the spacious Islamabad High Court (IHC).
This idea was agreed upon during a meeting between Accountability Advisor and Home Lawyer Shahzad Akbar and representatives from the Islamabad Bar Association on Thursday.
The meeting aims to address the problems of advocates regarding the IHC directive. “A consensus has been reached that approximately IHC should be used to build district courts, rooms and other facilities for lawyers,” said the press release.
During the meeting the representatives of Islamabad bars were briefed on the political will of the government to reform the justice system, addressing various issues faced by lawyers.
Counselors convince lawyers to deal with their concerns diligently and effectively. He said an effective solution to the lawyer problem would be presented before Prime Minister Imran Khan and the federal cabinet as ordered by Supreme Court Chief Justice Athar Minallah.
The meeting also discussed the absence of the delegated prosecution department in Islamabad.
The meeting was attended by the President of the Islamabad High Court Bar Association President Haseeb Muhammad, Imran Shoukat Rao, Vice President of the Islamabad High Court Bar Association, Secretary of the Islamabad High Court Bar Association Sohail Akbar, Javed Saleem Shorish, member of the Islamabad Lawyers Council, Naseer Ahmed Kiani, member of the Islamabad Council Lawyer, member of Shoaib Saheen Pakistan Bar Council and District Bar Association of President Zafar Khokhar, Islamabad.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 25th, 2020.
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