PM Imran assures support for HC bench in Faisalabad

12:48 AM | 18 Dec, 2018
PM Imran assures support for HC bench in Faisalabad
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ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister, Imran Khan has assured his support for the establishment of a High Court bench in Faisalabad city of Punjab.

In a meeting with elected representatives from the city on Monday, the premier observed that Faisalabad had been an important industrial city, regretting that in the past, no attention was paid to its uplift and resolution of public issues.

The prime minister also directed the lawmakers to ensure implementation of public welfare and other social uplift projects and assured them that the Punjab chief minister Usman Buzdar would be directed to resolve issues of their constituencies.

The premier said the incumbent regime was formed as the result of the most organized and effective public movement and its objectives were to ensure real public welfare, progress, and economic prosperity.

The elected members informed the prime minister about public issues, development projects, job opportunities for the youth and proposals for equitable profit to the farmers.

PM Khan also formed a seven-member committee comprising members of the national and provincial assemblies from Faisalabad Division to ensure resolution of public issues.

The premier stressed upon keeping constant contacts with the people and assured the federal government’s complete support.

Those who called on the prime minister included Chaudhry Mohammad Asim Nazir, Nawab Shair, Raza Nasrullah Ghuman, Khurram Shahzad, Farrukh Habib, Faizullah, Riaz Ahmed, Riaz Fatyana, Mohammad Mehboob Sultan, Mohammad Amir Sultan, Ghulam Bibi Bharwana, Syed Faizul ul Hassan, Haji Imtiaz Ahmed Chaudhry, Chaudhry Shaukat Ali Bhatti, Tashfeen Safdar Chaudhry and Wajih Akram.

Let it be known that the lawyers have been demanding the establishment of high court benches in different regions; lawyers have been demanding a circuit bench in 'Pakistan's Manchester' and had also threatened to stage a countrywide protest in case their demands are not met.

A full-court comprising all the LHC judges had resolved in 2016  that there was no need to create more permanent regional benches.