KARACHI: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Anwar Zaheer Jamali on Saturday said that Pakistan is in the midst of internal and external terrorism threats and it was the responsibility of Judges to provide speedy justice.
Addressing the foundation stone laying ceremony of anti terrorism court building at Karachi Central Jail ,the Chief Justice said that situation has changed dramatically after 9/11.
He said the establishment of ten anti terrorism courts is key to deal with the menace of terrorism. He said several tragic incidents of terrorism have taken place in the country thatled to loss of many innocent lives. He said even lawyers, police and other people are not safe from the activities of terrorism.
He said an improved and secure environment would enable the judges to provide speedy and inexpensive justice. He appreciated the Sindh government for providing funds to construct residences of Judges and said similar steps should be taken by other provincial governments.
The Chief Justice said we are well prepared to fight any terrorization of extremists and militants as the government has adopted precautionary measures to stand against violence, he added.
Anwar Zaheer Jamali directed the jail authorities to ensure better environment and protection of the appointed judges. Moreover, CJP pledged to provide all the assistance in establishing counter terrorism courts in the metropolis.