ISLAMABAD - Judge Supreme Court, Justice Nasirul Mulk, has opined that people of Pakistan have trust and confidence in the judiciary and they consider it as the last resort saying, “Despite having hardships, we have the duty to deliver the justice to the people.”

He expressed these views in the certificate awarding ceremony on the conclusion of one-week course titled “Effective Financial Management, control over process serving agency and environmental law with special reference to jurisdiction and powers of green courts, etc.”, here in the Federal Judicial Academy (FJA) on Friday.

Regarding people’s trust and confidence in the judiciary, the honorable judge gave an example of the recent request of the Chief Election Commissioner for election duties of the judicial officers. “No one else can conduct better polls than judicial officers in the country,” he observed.

While deciding any case, always keep two things in your mind. These include: Decide the case according to law and be fair. Once you have decided the case on the basis of these two things, then, there is no need to be afraid of the consequences.

About the problems being faced by the district judiciary he said: We are mindful of the problems being faced by you (the judges of district judiciary) but we have to discuss and debate those problems.

By discussing we can figure out those problems, sort out those issues and find their solutions. Indeed, there are forums where such problems can be discussed for their redressal” he maintained.

He lauded the content of the training course and said: A wide-range of topics have been covered during this training and I am confident that this training would be highly beneficial for you in your day to day affairs. As you know this that Academy is expanding, not only in its construction but also in the substance. “Now we have back to back training courses here and I hope all of you will get a chance to come here for trainings.”

Justice Nasirul Mulk appreciated the idea that trainees come from all parts of Pakistan including AJ&K and GB and they stay here and interact with each other, they develop bond of friendship and some people become friends forever. These trainings are vital for judicial officers and their importance is internationally recognized nowadays. It is this training which gives you knowledge about new trends and skills in the world judiciary.

Enlightening the young judicial officers about the Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms (ADRMs) he said: “Recently, I have an opportunity to attend an international conference abroad I could witness that the people around the world are gone ahead of us in the use of ARD methods. Now they call it “Amicable/ Appropriate Dispute Resolution instead of alternate dispute resolution mechanisms. We must have to use these methods so as to provide speedy justice to the people,” he added.

Earlier, Pervaiz Ali Chawla, DG of the Academy presented an overview of the course. He emphasized the point that collective cooperation of  all stakeholders of administration of justice system, particularly, bar and bench,   was essential for speedy disposal of cases.

Hashim Abro, spokesman of the Academy said that in the end, Honorable Chief guest gave away certificates to nineteen course participants, two of them female judges, in the ceremony.