*Former CJ, LHC visits UO*

The University of Okara’s School of Law and Department of Criminology organized an annual meetup with the former Chief Justus of Lahore High Court, Qasim Ali Khan, being the Chief Guest. The event was presided over by the Vice Chancellor, Prof Dr Sajid Rashid Ahmad. Addressing to the ceremony, the VC welcomed the guests and paid special thanks to the ex CJ for visiting the university. He further told that the knowledge of law was mandatory for every citizen. He regarded the School of Law faculty as being competent. “University are meant for production of new knowledge and ideas. We must focus on imparting practical knowledge to the students,” said Prof Sajid. Qasim Ali Khan highlighted key points in the process of the development and implementation of laws in society. He told the students that executive and judiciary were meant to perform their roles for the implementation of the laws made by the public representatives. He further argued that the interpretation of constitution must be done by considering the spirit, not merely words. He advised the law graduates to work for safeguarding the fundamental rights of the deprived sections of society. The former CJ also applauded the administrative capabilities of Prof Sajid. The other key guest speakers included the Additional Advocate General Punjab, Chaudhary Masood Gujjar, Assistant Advocate General Punjab, Chaudhary Fida Ullah and Barrister Shehzad Karim. The In-Charge, School of Law, Dr Hamid Mukhtar, thanked the guests and highlighted the key features of his institution. The law faculty, who helped organizing the event, included Kashid Mehmood Saqib, Sohail Asghar, Faisal Shafi, Abdul Rashid and Faiq Butt.