Islamabad: A high level judicial delegation from brother Muslim country Sudan headed by Hon’ble Mr. Justice Galal Elden Mohammed Osman Goreshi, Chief Justice of Sudan, Hon’able Mr. Justice Abdul Rehman Mohammed, Deputy Chief Justice, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Dr. Haider Ahmed Daffala Ahmed, Judge Supreme Court of Sudan, Mr. Mohammad Ali Abdallah, Judge, Public Court of Sudan, Mr. Mohammad Aldei Ali, Charge De Affairs, Embassy of Sudan, Islamabad called on the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr. Justice. Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhary today i.e. 14.03.2012 in Supreme Court Building, Islamabad.
While welcoming the delegation, Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan said, “you are our valued friends and it is an honour to receive such a high level judicial delegation in Supreme Court today. Such Exchange of visits of delegations is a good tradition which enables us to share the experiences of each other and to understand the judicial system of both countries.”
Discussing the issues of common interest, the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Sudan praised services of the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan and said that the legal fraternity of Sudan knows very well the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan by name on account of his efforts, struggle for rule of law and his commitment for cause of justice.
He further stated that although Sudan is situated in African Continent while Pakistan is located in South Asia, yet there are commonalities between the legal systems of both the countries like common law system, Islamic laws etc., so mutual cooperation will be beneficial for both the countries. The Deputy Chief Justice of Sudan said that, like judiciary of Pakistan, judiciary of Sudan is independent not only in judicial matters but also has financial autonomy.
He described the court structures in Sudan that consists of Supreme Court which is Apex Court, Appeal Courts, Public Courts, and Specialized Courts in different branches of law like Consumers, Banking, Commercial, Intellectual Property, and Environmental Courts as in Pakistan. A special feature of judicial system of Sudan is that it has its own Police force.
The Judicial system in Sudan also deals with land transfer/registration, and the certificates of transfer/registration are issued by the judiciary. He also stated that a research institution headed by Deputy Chief Justice of Sudan provides research assistance to the judges. A separate organization is also established for welfare of judges and court staff.
The Hon’ble Chief Justice of Sudan extended a formal invitation to the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan to visit Sudan to study the judicial system of his country which will enhance the cooperation between the two judiciaries.
The Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan also introduced the judicial system of Pakistan to the members of delegation and informed them that in Supreme Court a research wing is established comprising Research and Reference Officers who are appointed from experienced lawyers.
These Research and Reference Officers are attached with courts and all the research related work is entrusted to them. The services of law clerks from renowned foreign universities have also been hired who have been deputed with the Hon’ble Chief Justice and Judges to assist them in research work.
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