The complex with provision to house 10 ATCs on Karachi Central Prison premises has been undertaken by the Sindh Government for the much warranted safety of judges hearing terrorism related cases.
Chief Justice Jamali on the occasion appreciating the provincial government for the initiative hoped that better and safe residential facilities would also be ensured for ATC judges.
“I have been told that land has already been allocated close-by and work on it would soon be initiated,” he said.
The Chief Justice, Supreme Court said since 9/11 incident, with World Trade Center in USA attacked on September 11, 2001; countries had been exposed to series of terrorism related incident with Pakistan being particularly targeted.
Mentioning that Pakistan is exposed to both internal and external threats, he said all sections including judges, lawyers, police personnel and general public had to pay the price for being in the forefront against war on terrorism.
Chief Justice, Anwar Zaheer Jamali said that while country was well prepared to fight extremists and militants, precautionary measures were also needed at every level to stand against violence.
“Better environment and protection of the appointed judges for counter terrorism courts is extremely crucial,” he reiterated.
This, he said is equally important for provision of timely justice.
The ceremony among others was also attended by Supreme Court Judges Amir Hasan Hani and Mushir Alam along with Chief Justice of Sindh High Court, Faisal Arab and Advocate General of Sindh, Abdul Fattah Malik.