Lahore, January 02, 2019 (PPI-OT): Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Senator Sirajul Haq, has said that it was the responsibility of the government to provide justice to the people at their door step. Talking to a delegation of Sargodha District Bar association at Mansoora, he supported the lawyers demand for the setting up of High Court benches at all divisional headquarters. The nine member delegation was led by the Sargodha District Bar President Ansar Abbas Baloch. Sirajul Haq said that millions of the people residing in the divisions of Sargodha, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, and D. G. Khan, comprising 21 districts were unable to get quick justice because of the absence of High Court Benches there.
He said that aggrieved people from far flung areas were often compelled to give up their rights because of financial constraints in moving the High Court while the lawyers’ community was also facing hardships in this regard. He exhorted the provincial government to convene a meeting of the provincial cabinet on the issue and approve the High Court benches for the remaining divisional headquarters. He also urged the Chief Justice Pakistan Saqib Nisar to take suo moto notice of the matter.
Sargodha District bar chief, who is also Chairman of the intra divisional committee informed the JI chief that the lawyers from five divisions were boycotting the courts to press for the acceptance of their demand. He also requested the JI chief to join the lawyers’ sit-in in front of the Punjab Assembly chambers on January eight. He said that the boycott would continue till the acceptance of their demand.
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