LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that no society can flourish without justice and only those nations progress which ensure supremacy of law and justice. He said that the living nations face all challenges with courage and determination. He said that there is a need for adopting the principle of honesty and hard work for transforming Pakistan into a welfare states in accordance with the ideas of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Allama Muhammad Iqbal. He also announced setting up of an academy for the training of public prosecutors and a digital library and said that government will bear all expenses on their training abroad and the prosecutors will be selected for this purpose on merit, said a handout issued on Monday. He was addressing public prosecutors who have completed training at Punjab Judicial Academy, here today. Secretary Public Prosecution Department Punjab Rana Maqbool Ahmad, Prosecutor General Syed Zahid Hussain Bokhari, DG Judicial Academy Justice (Retd) Tanvir Ahmad Khan, Director Justice Department USA Ms. Natasha also addressed the ceremony. Provincial Ministers, Assembly Members, Judges and a large number of lawyers were also present on the occasion. The Chief Minister said that an independent judiciary was restored in the country due to the efforts and sacrifices made by political parties, workers, lawyers and all segments of civil society which provided opportunity to the leadership for serving the masses. This opportunity should not be lost. He said that time has come for saving the people from disappointment and despondency and the promises made during election campaign should be honoured. He said that the hopelessness and despondency in the society would result in complete disaster. He said that cruelty and oppression in the society and excesses by the police may destroy the society. The Chief Minister said restoration of an independent judiciary in the country on March 16, 2009 have given new hope to the masses and the independent judiciary will come to the expectations of the masses which will result in enhancing the confidence of the public on the judiciary. He said that the politicians, judiciary, police, prosecutors along with each and every component of the government machinery will have to play their due role for the provision of justice to masses and if we showed negligence in this regard, the nation will not forgive us. He said that police, public prosecutors and judiciary play an important role for provision of justice to the common man, upholding the law and dealing with the criminals. He hoped that the public prosecutors under the leadership of Secretary Prosecution Department Punjab will play their active role for the provision of justice to the people. He said that public prosecutors are associated with an important profession and if they discharge their obligations with honesty and dedication, they will be successful both in the present and after world. He said that Punjab Government will extend all kind of financial and administrative support to the prosecutors with regard to discharge their responsibilities and training when the recommendations submitted by the committee headed by Provincial Minister for Law Rana Sanaullah Khan are received. While addressing the ceremony, Secretary Public Prosecution Department Punjab, Rana Maqbool Ahmed said that Chief Minister is leading the caravan who is struggling to provide justice to the poor. He said that an honest prosecutor is not less than a Mujahid as he supports the orphans, widows and oppressed persons by standing with them in the courts. Prosecutor General Punjab, Syed Zahid Hussain Bokhari pointed out the problems being faced by the prosecution department while Director General Judicial Academy Justice (r) Tanvir Ahmed Khan briefed about the training courses of the academy. Director United States Justice Department, Ms Natasha informed that the department had been imparting training to the prosecutors for the last 125 years and cooperation to the Punjab government will also be extended in future for training of the prosecutors.