International Conference for Lawyers will discuss on ‘Rule of Law and Impunity.”

Posted: September 6, 2011 in News and Views

An International Conference of Lawyers is going to be held from September 9 to 11 on the topic of “Justice for all and impunity for none,” in Lahore under auspices of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA). Conference will last for two and half days where prominent lawyers from within and outside of Pakistan will contribute on the subject. Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry will address the gathering. The important issues come under discussion will be on human security. Former president of Fiji Law Society will talk about his experience of dealing with the legal system during internal conflicts. Approximately 50 lawyers from India will cross Wagah border to participate in the gathering. Speakers from Pakistan include Talib Rizvi and Hina Jilani whereas Babur Sattar will initiate discussion on reforming the criminal justice system. Punjab Acting Prosecutor General Anwar Khan Gondal, Zahid Hussain Bukhari and solicitor-advocate from UK Ajmad Malik will also address the audience. Renowned journalists will also contribute on the topic. Expected among them are Talat Hussain, Ayaz Amir and Hamid Mir. Other speakers include Bilal Sufi, Latif Afridi, Habib Tahir, Raza Kazim, Musarrat Hilali, Sharif Hussain Bukhari and Naseeruddin Nayar. The sessions will be chaired by Abid Hassan Minto, Muneer A Malik, Ali Ahmed Kurd and Justice (r) Tariq Mahmood. In the concluding session, Justice ® Fakharuddin G Ebrahim will give his views on the role of lawyers and judges during conflicts. Sanam Marvi, Baloch folk singer Ali Raza, and Gulzar Alam will present their ghazals at the cultural programme.

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