BHC CJ says lawyers' strikes af­fect­ing jus­tice process

The Pak Banker - - National -

QUETTA: Chief Jus­tice Balochis­tan High Court Qazi Faez Isa has urged t he lawyers' fra­ter­nity to avoid ob­serv­ing strikes as it was af­fect­ing timely dis­posal of un­der hear­ing cases.

Ad­dress­ing an in­au­gu­ra­tion of li­brary cer­e­mony at Ses­sions Court Quetta here on Wed­nes­day, he said: Com­mon peo­ple have sev­eral times ap­proached me while dur­ing my vis­its to lower courts that hear­ings of their cases in the courts have badly been af­fected, thanks to strikes ob­served by lawyers' fra­ter­nity.

I am con­vey­ing reser­va­tions of peo­ple seek­ing jus­tice that they were be­ing af­fected own­ing to lawyers' strikes.

He said ju­di­ciary never de­cided cases fol­low­ing pres­sure, friend­ship or ha­tred ba­sis. He em­pha­sized the need that judges and lawyers should keep in view griev­ances of peo­ple who ap­proached the courts seek­ing jus­tice.

He said that BHC's de­ci­sions on vi­o­la­tions of en­vi­ron­men­tal and hy­gienic prin­ci­ples were not be­ing im­ple­mented in let­ter and sprit. He said pub­lic money could not be uti­lized for pri­vate pur­pose, adding some govern­ment in­sti­tu­tions were found i nvolved i n mal­prac­tice of us­ing pub­lic ameni­ties land for com­mer­cial pur­pose.

He said BHC dis­posed of the case against plan of then Nazim City District Govern­ment Quetta t o use 55,000 Sq ft plot al­lo­cated for Bust Ter­mi­nal Sirki Road Quetta to build a com­mer­cial com­plex with Rs 360 mil­lion funds col­lected from tax pay­ers.

He lamented that some in­sti­tu­tions used to try uti­lize the land for com­mer­cial and pri­vate pur­pose with spend­ing funds col­lected from taxes which ear­lier had been ear­marked for col­lec­tive ben­e­fits of so­ci­ety.

He said BHC di­rected to fol­low hy­gienic prin­ci­ples in sell­ing meat, sweats and oth­ers adding but rel­e­vant de­part­ments did not bother to im­ple­ment the su­pe­rior court's or­ders in let­ter and spirit. He said peo­ple wanted to go to Amer­ica and Europe only due to their bet­ter en­vi­ron­ment and strictly fol­low­ing hy­gienic prin­ci­ples there.

He expressed his con­cern that small nets were be­ing used to catch fish from sea along Balochis­tan coastal ar­eas. He noted that per­sons in­volved in this bad prac­tice were not aware that such act was dam­ag­ing na­tional econ­omy. He urged the need to adopt a sys­tem to re­cy­cle used wa­ter for ir­ri­gat­ing gar­dens and plants. He feared that un­der­ground wa­ter level in Quetta could fur­ther go down as still it had gone down to 1000 ft deep. -App

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