Constitution ensures equal rights for all: CJ

Bureau Report
LAHORE: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Asif Saeed Khosa on Sunday said that the Constitution ensures equal rights and treatment to all citizens including minorities.
Addressing the concluding session of Women Judges Conference in Lahore, Justice Khosa said that more than 300 female judges were working in district courts of Pakistan.
“Women judges have proved their abilities by giving verdicts according to law in complex cases,” the CJP said. “Women judges will soon be inducted in the Supreme Court.”
The top judge said that the contribution of women in the society was increasing with the passage of time, and emphasised the need for empowerment of women in all sectors of life.
Earlier, Lahore High Court Chief Justice Muhammad Shamim Khan, while addressing the conference, said that “the judiciary plays an important role in structuring and restructuring of the society.”
Justice Shamim said that gender-based violence courts were being established in Punjab to protect the rights of women and children.
Earlier, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice AsifSaeedKhosa asked his fellow judges to always dispense justice.
“The judges should ensure that justice is done and leave the rest on the God,” he said during his visit to Bahawalpur, where he addressed high court bar and district bar association gatherings.
“Go and see how peaceful life the judges, who have dispensed justice for their entire life, are spending nowadays.”
He said people respected lawyers earlier and gave them way but nowadays this is diminishing.
The chief justice asked the judges’ fraternity to always uphold the judicial values and decide the cases as per the cause list posted outside every court room.