Alternative Dispute Resolution mechanisms (ADR) have been useful in resolving diverse disputes by providing speedier decisions but to be truly effective in our society it is necessary to create conducive conditions by taking all stakeholders of justice system on broad”, said Mr Justice Tariq Parvez, Judge, Supreme Court of Pakistan, on Saturday.
He was speaking during the certificate awarding ceremony at the conclusion of a one-week training course on “Skill Based ADR Training and New Laws” for Civil Judges-cum- Magistrates from all over Pakistan, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan at the Federal Judicial Academy.
Regarding trainings he said, “These trainings not only enhance trainees’ legal knowledge and competence but also give them a proper understanding of different cultures in the country. These trainings also promote professional bond among trainees and national integration. I always believe that the competent and conscientious performance by judges is the most effective way to maintain respect for the rule of law and enhance prestige of the judiciary.”
Advising the young judges he said, “All of you must have a high conceit of the importance of your office. Always strive to uphold the highest standards of personal and professional behaviour. Always try to be ethical and role model in your behaviour both in the courtroom and outside the courtroom and also in your judgement writing.”
Earlier, Fakhar Hayat, DG of the Academy, presented his welcome speech and an overview of the training course. “Apply knowledge and skills, whatever you have learned during the training, and administer justice according to law and you will have a life of tremendous satisfaction,” he emphasised. Twenty-six participants, out of them six females, who benefited from this training, were given certificates in the ceremony at the Academy.
Published by: Business Recorder