LAHORE All appointments to the superior judiciary will be completely apolitical and on merit. The process in this regard has already been kick-started. This was disclosed on Saturday by Federal Law Minister Dr Babar Awan. He was addressing a seminar organised by the Supreme Court Bar Association on the subject Dispensation of Justice: Challenges Ahead. Dr Awan said the journey had been started in the right direction and it aimed at ensuring these appointments strictly. But he warned that no one would be allowed to create a state within a state. Highlighting the role of the lawyers, the law minister said no institution or organisation could work without their help. He counted over 60 legislations by his government so far and stressed the need for more in the public interest. Hurdles were put in the way of each piece of legislation, and every time the forces behind these hurdles said they were doing it for the name of the public, Awan alleged. He also noted absence of legislation, at lower levels, to control the spike of prices. Shahbaz Sharif said justice was fundamental to the success and prosperity of a nation and it must be ensured that the people at the gross-roots become the genuine beneficiaries of our judicial system, the Chief Minister conveyed this message to the seminar through Senior Minister Sardar Zulfiqar Khan Khosa.