ISLAMABAD - Judge Supreme Court Justice Tariq Parvez has urged the judges of district judiciary to strive to maintain and enhance respect for judiciary.

He expressed these views in the inaugural ceremony of one-week course titled, ‘Effective Financial Management, control over process serving agency and environmental law with special reference to jurisdiction and powers of green courts, etc,’ here in the Federal Judicial Academy (FJA), Islamabad, on Monday.

He said that the judiciary plays a central role in preserving the principles of justice and the rule of law. However, Judges, individually and collectively, must respect and honour the judicial office as a public trust and strive to maintain and enhance confidence in the justice system.

He said that the judiciary today has earned its rightful place in the society. It has become an identity, wherever you move in the society and if anybody happens to know that you belong to judiciary, then, people will respect you. “People have high expectations from our judiciary; hence, we (all) have to strive to live up to their expectations. Being Judges you should always conduct in a manner, which ensures the public confidence in your independence, impartiality, integrity, and competence. I strongly believe that honesty, integrity and justice like values earn recognition and respect in the society.”

He also educated and sensitized the young judges about the specified roles of different court personnel such as bailiffs for an effective administration of justice.  He urged the participants of the course to live like Family members and interact with each other so as to learn from each other’s knowledge and experience and use that knowledge and wisdom for an effective delivery of justice to the litigant public. Earlier, the DG of the Academy presented his welcome speech and spoke about the scope and importance of the course. Hashim Abro, spokesman of the Academy said that 19 Senior Civil Judges hailing from all over Pakistan including Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan are undergoing this one-week training here at the Academy.