ISLAMABAD – A delegation jurists from Libya called on Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry at the Supreme Court building here on Monday.

The delegation was headed by Chief Justice Supreme Court of Libya Kamal B.A. Dhan while other members included comprising Justice Saleh A.S. Abouzid, Justice Ramadan F.F. Beleil, Justice Nouredeen A. Alakrmi, Judges, Supreme Court of Libya and Fuad Muhamad Salem, Registrar, Supreme Court of Libya.

Welcoming the delegation, accompanied by Chief Justice Federal Shariat Court of Pakistan Agha Rafiq Ahmed Khan, the Chief Justice said, “you are our valued friends and it is an honour to receive such a high level judicial delegation in Supreme Court today.  Such Exchange of visits of delegations is a good tradition which enables us to share the experiences of each other and to understand the judicial system of both countries.”

The Chief Justice of Libya told the CJP that there are similarities between both the countries therefore we can take advantage by sharing the experiences and knowledge.

It will enhance the cooperation between the judiciaries of both countries.

The litigation system is same in Libya as in Pakistan. He further explained that in judicial system of Libya there are three types of courts; Court of First Instance; Appellant Court and Supreme Court.

He further explained that judiciary in Libya is working independently and impartially before and after revolution. He also informed that Constitution of Libya is being written down and it has not yet been finalized. They also discussed issues of mutual and judicial interest with the Chief Justice.

The Chief Justice apprised the delegation that courts in Pakistan are utilizing computer extensively. The Supreme Court of Pakistan is working on Court Automation System. Cause lists are uploaded on our website which is a source of information for litigants, lawyers and general public. Research work is also being done through internet and we can access any international library for research work and case laws.

The CJP invited the delegation to attend and participate in international judicial conference scheduled to be held in April 2013 at Islamabad.

He said it would be helpful because different legal, constitutional issues are discussed at this forum. The delegation accepted the invitation and said they would to attend the conference.