QUETTA: Chief Justice Balochistan High Court Justice Noor Meskanzai has said generations of lawyers were killed to disturb the judicial system in Balochistan but despite all atrocities we will continue our mission of providing justice to the suppressed people of the society.
“On 8 August 2016 terrorists attempted to weaken Balochistan’s judicial system by targeting legal fraternity, the motive behind the attack was to entangle the society with each other,” CJ Balochistan Justice Noor Meskanzai said while addressing a condolence reference in Balochistan High Court on the 2nd anniversary of Civil Hospital blast.
Members of Balochistan High Court Bar Association, Balochistan Bar Association, Judges, Senior Lawyer and members of civil society were present in the condolence reference.
Justice Noor Meskanzai said, the lawyers community has a democratic mind set and before the attack we were about to hold bar elections which would have given a democratic gesture of the country before the world.
“Terrorists attacked us due to our belief in democracy, and they wanted to create a space which couldn’t be filled for years which is why they targeted lawyers’ community to disturb judicial system.” CJ Balochistan added.
Reiterating to continue providing justice in the society Justice Noor Meskanzai said that we want to tell the terrorists that, we will continue of carrying coffins of our martyrs but the doors of Justice in the country won’t be closed ever,
“I believe that when the oppressors don’t get the results by oppressing people, it is clear defeat for them.”
Sharing his views on the care of affected families CJ Balochistan said, Punjab University and Balochistan University established a trustee fund for the families of martyred lawyers under the care of Balochistan High Court and welfare for the victim families will be continued.
Talking to lawyers’ community Justice Noor Meskanzai said, Courts in Balochistan have their own code of conduct, lawyers community should point out the flaws in it, I assure their concerns and grievances would be addresses on priority level.
Addressing the condolence reference Vice Chairman Pakistan Bar Council Kamran Murtaza Advocate said, unfortunately our judges have been stressing upon Article 09 of the constitution for the usage of contaminated water but it also applies on the people, who lost their loved ones,
“Hundreds of people were killed but they are being told that the perpetrators of blasts were killed by forces and chapter closed, in my opinion we are not fully applying article 09.”
Former President Supreme Court Bar Association Ali Ahmed Kurd said, today lawyers’ community has become the strongest force and we have taken oath of fighting against oppression,
“Despite all attacks and threats we have to pledge to carry on the mission of our martyred fellows, because providing justice to the suppressed people is our prime job.”