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PM urges Opposition

Resolve problems thru' discussion in & outside JS

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged the major opposition party to help resolve all problems through discussion both inside and outside the Jatiya Sangsad, report agencies.

Making a fresh call to the opposition to come back to the parliament, she said, "The opposition is an inseparable part of the government in a democratic system."

The Prime Minister was speaking after laying the foundation of Annexe building of the Supreme Court in the afternoon.

Hasina said, it is the expectation of the people that the opposition party, through their constructive criticism, will assist the government to move on the right path.

She said the government believes in resolving all disputes through discussion and understanding. "If there is any misunderstanding then it should be solved through discussion in or outside the parliament."A four-storied extension building of the Supreme Court will be built at a cost of Tk 38.37 crore in next two years.

Chief Justice Abu Taher Mohammad Afzal and Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Abdul Matin Khasru also addressed the function, attended by judges, ministers, MPs and lawyers.

The Prime Minister said her government wants to ensure justice for all and is taking every possible steps for quick disposal of cases.

She said that on completion of the new building, it will be possible to appoint adequate number of judges that would help speedy disposal of cases. "This will bring a positive result for overall development of the judicial system in the country."

She mentioned that more than 70,000 cases are alone pending in the Supreme Court which have only 40 judges. Everyday more cases are added to this staggering total, she said.

The Prime Minister said the government could not increase the number of judges in the Supreme Court due to lack of space. With the construction of the extension building, this problem will be solved and another 34 benches will be set up.

She requested the Supreme Court judges to consider finding out a way to give their verdict in Bangla and said, "As An ordinary citizen, it is also my demand like the masses."The Prime Minister said the matter of forming a National Human Rights Commission in the light of UN declaration is also under active consideration of the government. It is also considering to set up 'Village Court' for resolving minor disputes.

The government is trying to improve infrastructural facilities for the development of the judicial system, but it is the judges and the lawyers who would have to come forward for qualitative improvement of the judiciary, she said.

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