Justice (R) Wajihuddin Ahmed to head legal reforms agency in UK

KARACHI: Former Chief Justice of Sindh High Court and Supreme Court Justice (Retd) Wajihuddin Ahmed has been invited as guest of honour at the Pakistan Law Conference. The event will be held on 23 November 2019, at Castlemere Community Centre in Rochdale in the United Kingdom.

He is invited by a prominent Pakistani-born British businessman Asad Shamim who has vast experience in legal issues. Asad has announced the establishment of a legal reforms agency in collaboration with renowned political personality and former Justice Wajihuddin Ahmed. The formal announcement of the legal reform agency is expected during the said Conference.

Asad Shamim informed that a legal entity will be established in the UK, which will also have a branch in Pakistan and will be centre of solution to problems encountered by Overseas Pakistanis. He said the purpose of this legal reform agency is to ensure the compliance of law enforcement and rule of law in Pakistan. The institution will be headed by former Chief Justice of Sindh High Court, Supreme Court (R) Justice Wajihuddin, who has an outstanding reputation throughout Pakistan.

Establishment of this institution is necessary to combat issues of misinterpretation and misuse of law so as not to oppress the poor. Asad Shamim added that Legal services should be equally accessible by powerful and the poor. Incorporation of such an agency will ensure that this happens in Pakistan.

It may be mentioned that similar agencies were created in the past to resolve issues concerning overseas Pakistanis however; these had proven to be ineffective. Asad Shamim in collaboration with Justice (R) Wajihuddin is determined to establish an organisation that ensures the promotion and institutionalization of justice.

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