ISLAMABAD: The senior most Judge Supreme Court of Pakistan Justice Muhammad Nawaz Abbasi Monday said that the judicial system in a country has paramount role to advance cause of justice and eradicate the evils. Inaugurating the ceremony of 35th four week pre-serving training course for Civil Judges-cum-Judicial Magistrates from NWFP and Balochistan here at the Federal Judicial Academy (FJA) Honorable Justice Muhammad Nawaz Abbasi who is also Judge In charge of the FJA, said that the administration of justice was the best source of providing the citizens an atmosphere in which they could lead their lives in a peaceful manner.
“The Federal Judicial Academy was established with the aims and objectives to impart such training to the judicial officers which may help them in dispensation of justice in the Society” he maintained. About the concept of independence of judiciary he said that the concept of independence of judiciary was not confined only to the person of judicial officers but in the general perception of the people, the independence of judiciary relates to the personal conduct of judicial officers at all levels.
He said the manner of exercise of jurisdiction also affected the independence of judiciary and thus the judicial powers must be exercise with care and restraint. “Courts must not encroach upon the area of their jurisdiction and must keep pace from executive to maintain their independence and avoid any conflict” he opined. Regarding the role of lower judiciary he said that the lower judiciary was the backbone of the legal system and the members of the lower judiciary always played a vital role for the welfare and betterment of the people through administration of justice.
Speaking about the scope and importance of the establishment of Federal Judicial Academy he said that there was no proper system of imparting pre-service training to the newly appointed judicial officers in Pakistan and they had to perform their functions from the first day of their appointment but now this Academy, in the form of an institution, was providing training to the newly appointed judicial officers under the able guidance of chief justice of Pakistan and the judges o f the superior courts.
He said the FJA had always been the endeavor of this academy to ensure that participants must receive training in all the spheres of judicial system and to make sure that on completion of training, they must behave and conduct with honor and dignity. The judicial profession, he said, was a sacred duty rather a sacred mission to provide justice. “Do your duty and impart justice without fear or favor. Do not accept any extraneous pressure.”
Presenting his welcome speech and brief of the course Moazzam Hayat, Director General of the academy said that the academy would impress upon the participants to observe judicial ethics hence he had planned to contribute on this subject. He also impressed upon the participants to ensure that unnecessary adjournments were not granted and all the cases, especially family cases are expedited. Thirty six Civil Judges -cum- Judicial Magistrates both from NWFP and are participating in this four-week pre-service training course at the FJA. Five of them are female judges from the NWFP.-SANA