ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry Monday said Chief Justice-designate Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani was sanguine, who would take effective measures to advance cross border mediation to redress the grievances.
He was talking to a Canadian delegation headed William Crosibe, co-Chair of the Working Party on Mediation, which called on him here Monday
The Chief Justice said Justice Jillani was also Co-Chair of the Working Party on Mediation in Family International Law appointed by the Hague Conference.
He said that exchange of delegations was always a healthy and good tradition to take advantage from each other’s knowledge and for reform of respective systems.
The Chief Justice told the delegation about the human rights cases involving the issues of violation of personal rights of individuals and the reliefs were being provided to the applicants without observing technicalities. “The victim approaches the court just mentioning the grievance on a plain paper. The Supreme Court takes up the cognizance of the matter and issues directions to relevant authorities to redress the grievance,” he added.
He also stated that the Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) was resorted in the country whereby people not only got relief through mediation but the burden of courts was also reduced and the disputes were settled amicably.
He also quoted some cases of cross border mediation between the Supreme Court and the Canada in family cases wherein, relief was granted.
The Chief Justice apprised the delegation that Justice Jillani had also decided many cases through mediation.
He said the apex court as an institution had played a vital role in dispensation of justice. He also lauded the role played by the other state institutions and said that rule of law must prevail in the country. It must be governed according to Constitution and rule of law, he added.
About terrorism, the Chief Justice said it was a great menace having no principles that had hampered the economic growth of the country. However, very soon this problem would be overcome and Pakistan would make progress in terms of economy and stability. Justice Tassaduq Jillani also briefed the delegation.
The delegation members said they were inspired by the superior judiciary of Pakistan and the role played by the Chief Justice.
The Chief Justice also presented a shield to the delegates as a token of respect and gesture of goodwill.