LHC, UK judiciary sign accord for cooperation

Rawalpindi: An agreement was signed between Lahore High Court and judiciary of England for launching a judicial support programme.

n this regard, a ceremony of exchanging of deed was held in which Chief Justice Lahore High Court Justice Mansoor Ali Shah, senior LHC judge Justice Mamoon-ur-Rashid and Registrar Syed Khurshid Anwar represented the Lahore High Court, whereas head of rule of law at British High Commission Susan Loughhead, UKAID representative Racher Yates and Simon Charters represented the UK side.

The three-year judicial support programme would not only strengthen the ongoing programme, justice for all, started by judiciary of Punjab but would also be helpful in introducing judicial reforms, judicial leadership and governance, case management system, ADR and better use of information technology. The agreement would also bring cooperation and exchange of delegations between the two sides. On the occasion, Chief Justice LHC justice Mansoor Ali Shah said that the agreement was result of 12-member delegation of Pakistan’s judiciary visit to England in November 2017, in which the judges took review of British judiciary system.–Online

He said that the agreement would help in making judicial system in Punjab stronger and both sides would take advantage of each other’s experiences.