‘The Punjab Judicial Academy organized a one-day seminar on the Rights of Overseas Pakistanis on 2nd July, 2019 for all the designated judges, dealing with cases of Overseas Pakistanis.
The objective of the Program was to advance and streamline the protection of rights of Pakistanis working and settled abroad and to take measures for speedy decision of their cases. With this resolution an overseas Pakistanis cell is established in the Lahore High Court Lahore under the leadership of Hon’ble Mr. Justice Jawad Hassan and by the order of Hon’ble Mr. Justice Sardar Muhammad Shamim Khan, Chief Justice LHC.
In the seminar, Mr. Abdul Sattar, the Director General Punjab Judicial Academy welcomed the distinguished guests and in his introductory remarks highlighted the issues of Overseas Pakistanis and developments.
The Hon’ble Chief Justice Lahore High Court Lahore graced the Occasion as Chief Guest and His Excellency Ch. Muhammad Sarwar, Governor of the Punjab conferred dignity with his presence as Guest of Honor. Other distinguished guests attending the Seminar were Vice Chairman Ch. Waseem Akhtar, Dirctor General Mr. Ahsan Waheed & Commissioner Syed Javed Iqbal Bokhari ,Punjab Overseas Pakistanis Commission, who shared their knowledge, views and developments made so far by the Punjab Government, for protection of rights of overseas Pakistanis.
His Excellency, Governor of the Punjab appreciated the efforts of the Lahore High Court Lahore and showed his pleasure on this memorious event.
The Hon’ble Chief Justice Lahore High Court Lahore inaugurated the web page of Overseas Pakistanis Cell designed on the website of the LHC Lahore and in his keynote address on the occasion, applauded the sincere efforts of all stakeholders for providing better remedies and environment to overseas Pakistanis.
Hon’ble Mr. Justice Jawad Hassan, Judge Lahore High Court Lahore, designated Head of the special bench of Overseas Pakistanis Cell explained about the jurisprudential developments in Pakistan on the Rights of Overseas Pakistanis and its expansion through information technology ie; access to justice by one click at the web portal, inaugurated on that day.
At the end, souvenirs were presented to the distinguished guests and Mr. Abdul Sattar, the Director General Punjab Judicial Academy expressed his gratitude and thanks to Hon’ble Guest of Honor and Hon’ble Chief Guest for sparing their precious moments for this Seminar and also thanked all the respected guests for their participation.
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