MINGORA: Peshawar High Court (PHC) Chief Justice Dost Muhammad Khan has said that the courts will continue to take notice if government institutions do not perform well, as people at the helm of affairs do not act until summoned by the courts.
“Injustice will continue if the rule of law is not ensured,” he said while addressing a gathering of lawyers at the circuit bench of the PHC at Fizzagat here on Saturday.
He said the people were turning to the courts to seek justice as most of government servants, including officers, were not performing their duties diligently. “This trend has increased the burden on the courts,” the chief justice said.
He said the media was also playing an important role in highlighting the problems confronting the people.
He said the unrest in the tribal areas was not good for the country’s future. He said that no university could be built in Fata over the last 65 years.
He said that Pakistan would progress only if all segments of society respected the law.
Chief Justice Dost Muhammad Khan said Pakistan was passing through a critical stage of its history due to the flawed policies of a military dictator.
“More sacrifices are needed to bring the situation under control,” he stressed.
He said the local people would be recruited to fill in the vacancies in the Darul Qaza in Mingora.