It is being said that the Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan may send its officials to India to learn more about the initiatives that were undertaken by the Supreme Court of India. This news came after the SCBAP expressed its desire to visit India by writing a letter to the president of SCBAI, Adish C Aggarwala. Reportedly, the Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan penned a letter to Adish C Aggarwala on October 5, 2023, Thursday. Additionally, the SCBAP praised the SC of India for undertaking initiatives such as making an available judgment in local languages, e-filing, several welfare schemes for lawyers, and the development of e-courts. In the following sections, you will read in detail what the Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan expressed in its letter.
SCBAP hailed the Supreme Court of India
After expressing its desire to visit India, the Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan also showed its belief that encouraging interaction between the legal communities of the two nations can also lead to improved bilateral relations. The letter sent to India president and senior advocate Adish C Aggarwala, by the Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan, reads the SCBAP applauds the initiatives undertaken by the SC of India, such as judgments in local languages, E-filing, various welfare schemes for lawyers, and the development of E-Courts. Similar initiatives have also been introduced by the SC of Pakistan, including cause lists on our website, the availability of video link facilities, and numerous other measures focused on improving the ease of access for lawyers.
Showing its desire to visit India, the SCBAP further added in the letter “The SCBAP would like to visit as well as invite SCBA so as to acquaint ourselves with the initiatives undertaken by Supreme Court of India and to reciprocate by sharing our own experiences and practices,” The letter was concluded by the secretary of Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan, M Akhtar Shabbir who believe that encouraging interaction between their legal communities can contribute to improve bilateral relations as well.
This was not the first time when SCBAP showed its interest in visiting India and wrote a letter to India. Prior to this time, SCBAP sent a letter on September 13 to inform Adish C Aggarwala that the Pakistan Bar Council invited cricket teams of men and women lawyers from India to visit Pakistan and play a friendly match in October which would be followed by friendly matches in India.