CJP directs district courts judges to decide cases expeditiously

June 23, 2018

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has directed the judges at district courts to decide cases expeditiously in accordance with law. Speaking during a visit to District Courts Larakana on Saturday, he said lawyers should also appear in cases regularly and avoid undue adjournments so that cases can be decided in time.

On the occasion, some people met the Chief Justice of Pakistan and complained that their relatives are missing and their whereabouts are still unknown. Taking cognizance of the issue, the Chief Justice summoned the DG Rangers Sindh, provincial inspector general of police, and provincial heads of IB, ISI and MI at Supreme Court Karachi Registry on Sunday (today).

Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar in his visit to District Courts met judges, lawyers and litigants there and witnessed court proceedings, inspected case files, observed court procedures and heard in detail grievances of people and hardships faced by litigants and lawyers and facilities extended to them in court premises.

He also visited judicial lockup and heard complaints and issues of under trial prisoners.

Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar took stock of overall performance of district judiciary and prosecution services. He also showed displeasure over absence of prosecution lawyer in cases.

Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar also directed the judges to decide cases expeditiously in accordance with law and asked lawyers to appear in cases regularly and avoid undue and frequent adjournments so that cases can be decided in time and prompt relief can be extended to litigant parties.

During the court proceedings, CJ questioned the judges presiding over the courts and pointed out the short comings and discrepancies. Taking of notice of the issue, he asked the Chief Justice, High Court of Sindh and Registrar, High Court of Sindh to take action against the delinquents and incompetent judges in accordance with law, so as to ensure speedy justice to people. NNI