ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Asif Saeed Khosa said that December reminds us of the fall of Dhaka and the Army Public School (APS) tragedy. Both incidents hold lessons for us to learn from.
The CJP addressed a farewell lunch hosted in his honor by Law and Justice Commission of Pakistan and Police Reforms Committee at the National Police Academy in Islamabad.
Justice Asif Saeed Khosa expressed satisfaction that the country has largely and substantially tackled the issue of terrorism. He went on to say that the APS tragedy united the entire nation against the atrocity. He emphasized that this nation can succeed by working together.
The Chief Justice said the justice delivery system is improving as a result of steps taken by the apex court. Appreciating the initiatives of Police Reforms Committee, he said the complaint redressal system at police stations has began delivering results.
The mechanism has helped lighten the burden on the courts. He additionally said the Police Reforms Committee has also constructed a comprehensive report to turn police ‘into a modern force.’ He hoped its suggestions will be executed to transform the police into a professional and reliable force.
The Chief Justice of Pakistan emphasized that police should be transformed into a force that enjoys the trust and confidence of the masses.
Asif Saeed Khosa said it is the responsibility of police to protect the citizens against all sorts of excesses and protect their fundamental rights.