Terrorists can’t deter judiciary say judges QUETTA: Supreme Court Judge Justice Qazi Faez Isa and Balochistan High Court Chief Justice Muhammad Noor Meskanzai said on Monday that terrorists could not stop bench and bar from providing justice to the masses by committing acts of terror like that of Aug 8 suicide bombing at the Quetta Civil Hospital which left more than 70 people dead and score others injured.
The banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan’s (TTP) splinter group, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA), had claimed responsibility for the bombing.
They said that the Aug 8 suicide bombing claimed precious lives of several lawyers and other people, but pledged that the bar and bench were not afraid of the terrorists.
“We will continue providing justice to the masses as we are not afraid of terrorists,” they pledged.
The two judges were addressing a full court reference at the Balochistan High Court premises to pay tribute to lawyers killed in the suicide bombing.
Justice Isa said that such a large number of lawyers had never been killed in a single act of terrorism.
“Martyrs are alive and we will always remember our martyred lawyers,” he said.
He said that terrorists could not force judiciary and lawyers to give up their duty of providing justice to the masses.
Chief Justice Meskanzai also said that acts of terrorism could not stop the judiciary from providing justice to the masses.
“The nation is fighting a war on terror which is a war between the right and the wrong,” he said, adding that several lawyers were killed in the Aug 8 suicide bombing.
He, however, expressed the hope that young lawyers would play their role in ensuring provision of justice to the people.
Senior judges and lawyers attended the reference.