Government Policy

Coordination among judiciary, legislative, executive a must: Anisul

CHITTAGONG- Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Anisul Huq today said a strong coordination among the judiciary, legislative and executive is a must for the interests of the country and its development.

He said the coordination among these three state organs in no way means that it would curb each others' independence.

"But we must be aware so that these three organs do not go in three separate ways. For the existence of the country, this coordination is indispensible," the minister told the installation ceremony of the newly elected committee of Chittagong District Bar Association (CDBA) at a city community centre tonight.

The law minister said the government has never said that the judiciary will not remain independent.

"If we really mean that the independence of judiciary just began in 1972, it is irony of fate that the independence was buried in 1975 through the assassination of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman", he said.

He said later Bangabandhu's daughter Sheikh Hasina gave the constructive independence of judiciary in 2009.

Expressing his consensus with the demand for a law regarding appointment of judges, he also said that the present government has already started work on formulating a law regarding appointment of judges.

"The present government is ready to do everything for it and I can assure you that the work for the independence of judiciary will be completed within its tenure", Anisul Huq said.

Presided over by CDBA president Advocate Ratan Kumar Roy, the function was addressed, among others, by state minister for land Saifuzzaman Chowdhury Jabed, law secretary Abu Saleh Sheikh Mohammad Jahirul Islam, Bar Council members- Barrister Mahbub Uddin Khokan and SM Rezaul Karim, CDBA secretary Advocate Abu Hanif and outgoing president Advocate Kafil Uddin.

A large number of judges, lawyers and local elites were present on the occasion.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)