CJP Nisar calls on Erdogan, lauds Turkey’s ties with Pakistan


ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Tuesday called on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Konya, Turkey while on an official visit to Turkey at the invitation of the president of the Constitutional Court of Turkey.

According to a press release issued by the Supreme Court public relations office, the top judge during the meeting highlighted the “special love and affection” between the people of Pakistan and Turkey.

Ergodan, while welcoming CJP Nisar to the city of Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi, also expressed his warm sentiments for the people of Pakistan.

CJP Nisar was in Turkey to participate in the “Seb-i-Arus” that was being held to commemorate the death anniversary of the renowned Sufi saint and poet, Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi and witnessed the “samah” ceremony as part of the commemorative events.

Earlier during the day, CJP Nisar met with Turkish Constitutional Court President Professor Dr Zuhtu Arslan in Ankara where the two sides exchanged views on mutual interests including the legal and judicial matters.

During the meeting, he briefed his Turkish counterpart on the judicial system of Pakistan and outlined the initiatives being taken by the Supreme Court to improve the fundamental rights of the citizens.

“The promotion and protection of the fundamental rights of Pakistani citizens is the top priority of the SC,” the top judge said, adding that “the provision of these rights have a direct impact on the lives of the people and all possible measures are being taken to uphold these rights”.

In this regard, the top judge further briefed Arslan regarding his initiatives for water management, population control, provision of health facilities and ensuring of justice and rule of law.

Following this, Arslan also briefed CJP Nisar on the Turkish judicial system and said that it is “one of the oldest systems in Europe”.

During the meeting, CJP Nisar and the president of the Turkish Constitutional Court “agreed to further strengthen institutional collaborations between the highest courts of the two countries”.