Draft law on higher court judge appointment ready: Anisul

 DHAKA, April 7, 2018 (BSS) РLaw, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq today said the draft law for appointing judges in the higher court has been prepared and it would be sent to the cabinet for approval soon.

“The draft of the law has already been prepared and it would be placed before the cabinet soon,” he said, speaking at a programme in city’s Officers’ Club.

Bangladesh Bar Council organized the function to give certificates to new lawyers with its Vice-Chairman Senior Advocate Abdul Baset Majumder in the chair.

Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain administered oath to the new lawyers in the programme.

Bar Council Executive Committee Chairman Senior Advocate Abdul Matin Kasru, MP, Bar Council Executive Member and Finance Committee Chairman Advocate SM Rezaul Karim and Advocate ZI Khan Panna addressed the programme while Advocate Najibullha Hiru conducted the function.

Anisul Huq said the lawyers don’t get retirement benefits. He declared to give Taka 40 crore for the lawyers’ Benevolent Fund.

He said the procedure for constructing a 15-storiey building for Bar Council is going on and the project will be passed in the ECNEC soon.

Anisul said the government is committed to take different steps for the welfare of lawyers.

Congratulating the new lawyers, Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain said devotion is a must to gain success as a lawyer. The role of lawyers is very crucial to establish rule of law, he added.