May 2005 News

Demand for judicial body for N. Areas

17 May 2005
The Dawn

Gilgit: President of the Northern Areas High Court Bar Association, Sher Wali, said the association would continue its struggle for achieving constitutional rights for the region. Mr Wali, who was recently elected the president of the association, said that the dream of an independent judiciary in the region could not be fulfilled until it was freed from what he called ‘the clutches of the Ministry for Kashmir Affairs and Northern Areas’. He urged the government to constitute a judicial council so that impeachment of judges in the higher judiciary could be made possible. About the Court Of Appeals for the Northern Areas, he said they had accepted it as a first step for judicial reforms in the region.

 

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