LAHORE - “Laws, which focus on private property and social freedom was never paid heed by the powerful, history stands a witness,” were the views of speakers at a legal history conference held at Punjab Institute of Language, Art and Culture on Sunday.

Speakers said that the legal history is closely connected to development of civilization and is the wider context of general history.  However, the survival of society only lies with the supremacy of laws, they said.

The conference was held by a local publishing house Fiction House at PILAC where eminent scholars and legal experts including former Lahore High Court Bar Association president Anwar Kamal advocate, famous historian Ashfaq Saleem Mirza, Sardar Azeemullah Khan, Ghafir Shahzad and Liaqat Ali advocate and a large number of students were present.

Former LHC Bar President Anwar Kamal advocate said laws always dealt with social conflicts and helped in maintaining discipline in the society. Ashfaq Saleem Mirza said laws made in human history mostly were about woman, wealth and land issues.

He told the participants that there is no solid evidence regarding the origin of legal history but it is quite sure that supremacy of laws always remained a slogan. Laws were not implemented with letter and spirit to make society civilized.

On the occasion, scholars read their papers on the subject and highlighted laws and their execution in the ancient societies. They urged on law-makers to introduce such laws that would be helpful to make the society more civilized.