Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday put emphasis on proper coordination and good relations among three state organs -- executive, legislature and judiciary -- to run the country smoothly alongside ensuring peace, justice and development.
“I always believe the state organs -- executive, legislature and judiciary -- are inevitable for a state. These organs will run by their native laws. So proper coordination among them is necessary to ensure justice, peace and overall development,” she said.
The prime minister said this while inaugurating the daylong ‘National Judicial Conference-2019’ organised by the Supreme Court with the theme of “Justice for Peace and Development” at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) in the capital.
“We expect such a situation where the state’s three organs will not interfere with the activities of others as it will hamper running the state smoothly, maintaining peace as well as ensuring justice and development,” she added.
The prime minister said the president has formulated Warrant of Precedence and only he has the authority to change it, adding that he (the president) has also formulated the rules of business.
“No question can be raised in the court about the activities of the president in accordance with the articles 51 (1) and 55 (5) of the Constitution. But, sometimes, orders are seen giving on the issues under the jurisdiction of the president,” she said.
The PM hoped that the judges will work for ensuring the rule of law and justice as well with utilising their talents and creativity.
Sheikh Hasina also asked the law minister to take prompt steps to establish the first ever law university in Bangladesh likewise other countries upon a proposal given by the chief justice.
Chief justice Syed Mahmud Hossain presided over the function where law, justice and parliamentary affairs minister Anisul Huq spoke as the special guest.
Secretary of law and justice division Md. Golam Sarwar, Supreme Court registrar Md Ali Akbar, and senior session judge of Munshignaj Hosne Ara also spoke at the function.
Judges from the Appellate and High Court Divisions of the Supreme Court and lower courts across the country attended it.
A video documentary marking the nation judicial conference was also screened on the occasion.