GUJRANWALA – A plan amounting to Rs 30 billion was proposed to the government to appoint new judges in courts for early decision on the cases pending for a long period but the incumbent regime did not agree to our proposal, said Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.Addressing at the Sessions Court here on Friday, Justice Chaudhry said these were the bar associations along with civil society members and masses who rendered sacrifices during the emergency in 2007 owing to which the democracy is surviving in the country. He said more judges were needed for provision of speedy justice to the people. He said the good news of reinstatement of judges came from Gujranwala and the sacrifices of the people of Gujranwala could not be overlooked. The chief justice added that justice delayed was like justice denied. He said judges along with bar associations should work in complete coordination to ensure the availability of justice. “We cannot ignore the sacrifices of civil society activists and the masses who remained steadfast and stood firm for a free judiciary and their due rights and we are thankful to them,” he added.The chief justice also inaugurated Quaid-e-Azam Hall and ladies bar room in sessions court.