Inauguration of Judicial Complex by Chief Justice Mr. Justice Sajjad Ali Shah with Mr. Justice Ali Aslam Jafri, DG, SJA on November 19, 2016
Inauguration Ceremony of Construction of Residential & Studio Apartments
The 19th November, 2016 was a memorable day in the history of Sindh Judicial Academy when the Honorable Chief Justice, High Court of Sindh/Chairman Board of Governors, Sindh Judicial Academy performed ground breaking ceremony of a project of constructing 56 Studio Apartments and 24 Residential Apartments for the Academy.
The ceremony was started at 11:00 am with the recitation of selected verses from the Holy Quran by Mr. Muhammad Usman, the in charge Project Director, AJP. The welcome address was given by Mr. Ghulam Mustafa Memon, the Learned Registrar High Court of Sindh.
In his speech, the Director General Sindh Judicial Academy, Honorable Mr. Justice S. Ali Aslam Jafri said that it is really an important occasion in the history of Academy and it was a long hold desire. He described the problems that the Academy faced especially in recently passed out batch # 62 consisting 149 students. He said that it was really hard to manage the accommodation of these participants but with the keen interest of Honorable Chief Justice of High Court of Sindh, the things became easy.
Honorable Mr. Justice S. Ali Aslam Jafri informed the honorable guests that due to water problem, highest expenditure among all the expenses was done on arranging fresh water for the use of resident trainees. He requested the Honorable Chief Justice of High Court of Sindh to include an R.O plant as a part of the project so that this problem may be solved on permanent basis. Finally, he thanked all the respectable guests for being present on this auspicious occasion.
Addressing the audience, the Honorable Chief Justice High Court of Sindh Mr. Justice Sajjad Ali Shah said that as a Chairman Sindh Judicial Academy, this historical inauguration is really a matter of joy and proud. He said that one of my honorable predecessor Mr. Justice Mushir Alam, the former Chief Justice High Court of Sindh, with his effort and personal interest acquired a piece of land of 100 Acres in the Education City Superhighway for the Academy. For this, a huge amount with great planning required.
The Honorable Chief Justice High Court of Sindh Mr. Justice Sajjad Ali Shah said that “in the beginning of the year 1992, the then Chief Justice and Judges of the Honorable High Court of Sindh felt the importance of judicial education and training for the judges in the province of Sindh. Thus, the Sindh Judicial Academy, the pioneer of all judicial academies in Pakistan, was set up in May 1992 under a resolution of the High Court of Sindh. In the year 1993, the Sindh Judicial Academy Ordinance, 1993 (Ordinance No.XVIII of 1993) was promulgated to provide legal cover for its working and functions. In the year 1994 Sindh Assembly repealed the Ordinance by the Sindh Judicial Academy Act, 1993 which was promulgated on 7th March, 1994 (Act IX/94). Ever since then, working throughout the year, SJA has trained 62 batches of judges, law officers including the officers of JAG branch of armed forces have been passed off by the Academy.” He said that we have more than 700 judicial officers in Sindh Judiciary and Sindh Judicial Academy with at most capacity of 40 participants at a time, so far, has done a tremendous job for providing quality and professional education to the officers for their capacity enhancement, whether it was a pre-service or a post-service training.
Realizing the constraints and the bottleneck situations that Academy is facing; the Honorable Chief Justice hoped that this project will ease the burden of Academy. He said that the project consists of two components, that is, 56 Studio Apartments for the accommodation of newly inducted judicial officers and 24 Residential Apartments for accommodation of Additional District and Sessions Judges.
The approved cost of this project is Rs.542.312 Million and the allocation for the fiscal year 2016-2017 is Rs.240 Million in which Rs.120 Million are already released. The area of plot is 33815.0 Sq. Ft/3958 Sq. Yds. and the basement area is 33815.0 Sq. Ft for the parking of up to 86 cars and 36 motorbikes. As per the recommendation of Honorable Director General Sindh Judicial Academy, the Honorable Chief Justice High Court of Sindh gladly announced that this project will have its own R.O (Reverse Osmosis) Plant for the un-interrupted fresh water supply for the users.
He acknowledged the efforts done by Government of Sindh. He said that he is very thankful to the government for making this dream come true. He also expressed his deep gratitude to the Honorable Director General Sindh Judicial Academy, Honorable Judges of High Court of Sindh, Learned District and Sessions Judges, Learned Judicial Officers, supporting staff and the high officials of Government of Sindh for sparing their valuable time for this historic occasion.
The Honorable Chief Justice High Court of Sindh Mr. Justice Sajjad Ali Shah then formally inaugurated the project by foundation stone laying ceremony followed by light refreshment to the honorable guests and other participants.