LAHORE, Dec 5 (Pakistan Point News - APP - 05th Dec, 2016 ) : Lahore High Court Chief Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah has said that complete harmony exists between bar and bench. Talking to media along with Lahore High Court Bar Association (LHCBA) President Rana Zia Abdur Rehman during a visit of the bar here on Monday, he said that the issue of LHC Supervisory Committee had been resolved amicably and it was not defeat or victory of any one but victory of the institution.
He said that in larger interest of the people of the province, bar and bench had to continue the negotiation process as it would strengthen the judiciary. He said that the Punjab Bar Council would decide the reference sent by the LHC in accordance with law and it would withdraw earlier interim order in this regard. At this occasion, President LHCBA Rana Zia Abdur Rehman said that historically, the LHC Chief justice was empowered to proceed against any lawyer under Section 54 of Legal Practitioners & Bar Councils Act and only chief justice would use the power under the act in future.
He further said that there was no dispute between bar and bench. He said that demand regarding supervisory committee, was not raised by the LHCBA alone but the lawyers across the province advanced it. He said that the basic aim of bar and bench was to provide justice to the litigants and all bar associations of the province would co-operate with the chief justice and his team for achieving the aim. Earlier, LHCBA President Rana Zia Abdur Rehman, LHCBA Vice President Sardar Tahir Shahbaz, LHCBA Secretary Anis Ghazi welcomed the chief justice and other judges on their arrival at the bar.