Sadiqabad - Lahore High Court's Bahawalpur Bench Justice Ijaz Ahmad laid the foundation stone of the Judicial Complex Sadiqabad.

Addressing the foundation stone laying ceremony, Justice Ejaz congratulated the local lawyers' community and said that the poor are suffering severe hardships to get justice even today. He urged the lawyers to avoid strikes and protests so that the litigants could be provided justice timely. Police are busy maintain law and order while the complainants were facing difficulties in police stations for justice.  "Regarding administration of justice, the role of police is very important. To bring reforms in the whole society, every individual will have to step in," he said, advising all the judges of district Rahim Yar Khan to concentrate on disposing of cases and minimise their leaves.

He pledged to resolve the problems with the cooperation of his colleagues, and stressed the need for removing our weaknesses. "We should play our role for elimination of social inequalities," he said.

Earlier, he visited the courts in Sadiqabad and directed the judges about provision of justice and disposal of all the pending cases. On his arrival in the Judicial Complex, a police party rendered a salute to the LHC judge. Then he laid the foundation stone of the complex and hoisted the flag. Later, the LHC judge was escorted by the security men to the Press Club where a conference was held.

On the occasion, some verses from the Holy Quran were recited by Syed Ehtshamul Haq Advocate to inaugurate the function while Civil Judge Rao Ahmad Badr Munir got the honour of reciting a Naat. Later, Bar President Hafeezur Rehman and Secretary General Fakhruddin said that the first Judicial Complex was being constructed on a 25-canal land in Sadiqabad.

They also requested that for the young lawyers, a seven-canal piece of land adjacent to the complex should be added to the complex's construction, saying that the plot is owned by the Irrigation Department. He also appealed that LHC Bahawalpur Bench should take a suo moto notice in this regard. Furthermore, an announcement was also made to award lifelong honorary membership of the bar to all the judges. They were also presented copies of the Holy Quran, shields, Sindhi cap and Ajrak.