Islamabad - Justice Dost Muhammad Khan, judge of Supreme Court, Saturday advised the additional and sessions judges to render expeditious justice to the litigant public.

Presiding over the certificate awarding ceremony as chief guest at the conclusion of a one-week course on “new laws” for additional district and sessions judges, he lamented the weakness of the Muslims who have had deviated from the glorious and balanced philosophy and message of Islam.

“Unfortunately, we have become slaves of our own desires. We have forgotten the real spirit of Islam. The dominance of desires in our life and society has become obvious. Judges should never ever succumb to desires.

“Judges should live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present challenging and trying times. Always cut your coat according to your cloth. Judicial wisdom and knowledge, which you acquire from this kind of training and other ways of learning, is to put into action and laws are made to be enforced to create social order and decency in the society.”

Justice Dost asked the ASJs to play their desired role efficiently and effectively to save the society and the state which is confronting several challenges.

Lamenting the lack of resources and infrastructure, the judge said, “Judiciary, particularly the district judiciary, is always undermined by the lack of resources but even then in the face of a multitude challenges it has performed well but there is always room for improvement. Improvement is required in all areas which deal with the dispensation of justice, adding look at the judges-to-population ratio in the country.

Earlier, Fakhar Hayat, DG of the Academy, presented his welcome speech and an overview of the training course in lucid and lively Urdu. He said Justice Dost also upheld this lately introduced tradition in the academy by delivering his chief guest address in Urdu, in the wake of recent directives of the federal government regarding the promotion of Urdu, the national language, as the official language in the country.