ATC is key to deal menace of terrorism: Chief Justice

KARACHI - Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali on Saturday said that Pakistan is in the midst of internal and external terrorism threats and it was the responsibility of judges to provide speedy justice.
Addressing the foundation stone laying ceremony of anti-terrorism court (ATC) building at Karachi Central Jail, the chief justice said that the establishment of 10 anti-terrorism courts is a key to deal with the menace of terrorism. He said that several tragic incidents of terrorism have taken place in the country that led to the loss of many innocent lives.
He said that even lawyers, police and other people are not safe from the activities of terrorism. He said that an improved and secure environment would enable the judges to provide speedy and inexpensive justice. He appreciated the Sindh government for providing funds to construct residences of the judges and said that similar steps should be taken by other provincial governments.
The chief justice said, “We are well prepared to fight any terrorisation of extremists and militants as the government has adopted precautionary measures to stand against violence, he said.
He directed the jail authorities to ensure better environment and protection of the appointed judges. Moreover, the chief justice pledged to provide all the assistance in establishing counter-terrorism courts in the metropolis.


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