Proud to be part of 2007 lawyers’ movement, says PM Imran Khan
Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Tuesday that he was proud to be part of the 2007 lawyers’ movement, led by former chief justice Iftikhar Chaudhry, which tried strengthening democracy and ensuring rule of law in the country.
“I am proud of being part of the 2007 lawyers’ movement which was aimed at strengthening democracy and ensuring rule of law. However the movement could not achieve its desired results,” said PM Imran Khan while addressing a ground-breaking ceremony of Islamabad District Courts’ building.
The PM while talking about the justice system assured everyone that his government is ready to cooperate with the judiciary to all extents in the dispensation of speedy and inexpensive justice. He highlighted that it was important that law is supreme so the society can move forward and uplift the common man.
“Provision of justice to masses is our priority,” said PM Imran Khan. He added that it is only through the supremacy of law that the weak segments of society can be protected.
“It has been a tragedy that there have been separate set of rules for the poor and affluent class,” lamented PM Imran. He said regardless of blackmailing of certain elements seeking a national reconciliation order (NRO), his government has waged a struggle to ensure rule of law in the country.
Islamabad High Court Chief Justice Athar Minallah, in his remarks, appreciated PM Imran for the initiative of the building that would facilitate the judges, lawyers and litigants. He said the district courts are the guarantor of the rights of weak segments of society.
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