Lahore : Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, visited the Supreme Court of Pakistan and called on the Chief Justice of Pakistan, Mr. Justice Mian Saqib Nisar. The meeting was arranged on the request of the Prime Minister of Pakistan, received through the Attorney General for Pakistan. The meeting was held in a cordial atmosphere in the Chambers of Chief Justice of Pakistan.
The Prime Minister showed keen interest in providing all possible assistance in revamping the judicial system of Pakistan as visualized by the Honourable Chief Justice.
He assured the Chief Justice that the Government will provide all resources to the judiciary in order to enable it to provide speedy and inexpensive justice in addition to facilitating easy access of justice to the people.
The Prime Minister also highlighted the difficulties of the Federal Board of Revenue and the Tax Department on account of pendency of litigation involving revenue in different Courts.
The Chief Justice assured the Honourable Prime Minister that he will look into the matter and such litigation shall be fast tracked.
The Prime Minister pledged full support for public interest litigation initiatives undertaken by the Chief Justice. He assured that all steps will be taken to materialize the vision of the Chief Justice with respect to free education, public health, improvements in Government hospitals and provision of quality and affordable health services, revamping the medical education especially in private medical colleges, provision of clean drinking water, better sanitation and protection of environment etc.
The Prime Minister also informed the Chief Justice that the Council of Common Interest (CCI) had approved the water policy which will help in fruition of Chief Justice’s efforts in that direction.
The Chief Justice assured the Prime Minister that the judiciary will continue to perform its constitutional duties independently, fairly, transparently, without fear or favour and strictly in accordance with law.