Strong bar important for strong judiciary, says Imran Khan
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has emphasized to further broaden Pak-China cooperation under the CPEC project and translate all weather and time-tested Pak-China friendly relations into mutually beneficial economic equation. He was talking to Chairman of China Silk Road Group Ltd Yan Lijin who called on him in Islamabad on Monday. The Prime Minister highlighted government’s various initiatives to improve Ease of Doing Business and providing the foreign investors an enabling environment to undertake profitable business ventures in the country. Yan Lijin evinced keen interest in Prime Minister’s low cost housing project. He offered his company’s affordable solution for construction of low cost housing by setting up plant for pre-fabricated housing structures in Pakistan. The Prime Minister welcomed the interest of China Silk Company in the housing project.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan Monday said strong bar associations were not only important for a strong judiciary, but also played important role for democratic institutions and good governance in the country, he expressed these views while talking to a delegation of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA), led by its President Amanullah Kanrani, called on him here. Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain was apresent in the meeting which was also attended by SCBA executive members belonging to all provinces. The prime minister further said lawyers had important role in making the country’s justice system effective and ensuring the provision of justice to common man. He said the government would extend all possible help in resolution of the problems faced by the bar association.
The government would also extend every cooperation for the provision of due rights to Balochistan’s lawyers, he added. On the request of the SCBA, the prime minister announced the provision of Sehat Insaf Card for the members of bar, particularly the senior lawyers. The SCBA president lauded the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan as well as the government’s reforms agenda. Members of the delegation also lauded the leadership role played by the prime minster during the recent Pak-India tension. The SCBA president apprised the prime minister of the problems being faced by the lawyers’ community.
The lawyers’ delegation requested the prime minister that the process of judges’ appointment in the superior courts should be made on the basis of competency and transparency so that experienced and capable lawyers got opportunities to render their services on those important posts. Moreover, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday emphasized that Pakistan and the United Kingdom should enhance the existing ties into long-term and multifaceted strategic partnership especially post-Brexit. The prime minister was talking to Brandon Lewis MP, Chairman of the Conservative Party and Minister who called on him here at the Prime Minister’s Office. He was accompanied by Bestway Group Chairman Sir Anwar Pervez OBE and Chief Executive Officer Zameer Choudrey.
Terming Pakistani diaspora a connecting bridge between the two countries, the prime minister expressed satisfaction that the British Pakistanis were contributing positively to the British society. Prime Minister Imran Khan also gave an overview of the regional situation, especially India and Afghanistan. He said Pakistan wanted peaceful relations with all its neighbours and resolve all issues through dialogue. He also highlighted the grave human rights violations committed by the Indian forces in Indian occupied Kashmir on daily basis.—news desk The prime minister said Pakistan and the UK had longstanding relationship, based on historical linkages and shared perceptions on a broad range of regional and international issues. Pakistan considered the UK a major trade and investment partner in the Europe.
The Chairman of the Conservative Party agreed with the prime minister that irrespective of Brexit, both Pakistan and the UK had great potential to strengthen trade and investment ties. He lauded the leadership of prime minister in handling the post-Pulwama situation. He reiterated the invitation by British Prime Minister Theresa May to Prime Minister Imran Khan to visit the UK at a mutually convenient date.