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Family court judges are architects, protectors, saviours of family institution, says Justice Mushir Alam

Supreme Court of Pakistan’s Justice Mushir Alam has said that marriage and the family constitute one of the most precious of human values and our family court judges are expected to adopt a radically different approach than that adopted in ordinary civil proceedings and make reasonable efforts for conciliated settlement between the estranged parties.

He expressed these views in the certificate awarding ceremony at the conclusion of a one -week training course on “Management of Family Cases” for the judges of family courts from all over Pakistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.

Stating that family court judges should do the role of the architects, protectors and saviours of this beautiful institution of the family, Justice Alam felt that prevention of dissolution of marriage and the breakup of family is possible through the genuine reconciliation among the parties in the case.

“Throughout my legal and judicial career, I have been a strong advocate of reconciliation between the estranged parties in the family matter cases. I would like to ask you to initiate a vigorous reconciliation between parties and play the role of guardians of the society.”

The judge also floated a few meaningful and futuristic suggestions for the capacity building of the professionals of justice sector, among others, on modern lines, enhanced cooperation among judicial academies of the OIC countries, exchange programmes for judicial officers of the OIC countries, in this globalised society.