ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jaillani Saturday said constitutionally, provision of inexpensive and expeditious justice was foremost responsibility of state but judiciary was also equally responsible to deliver speedy justice which is essential for rule of law in the society.
Justice Tassaduq Jaillani, also Chairman NJPMC said this while chairing a meeting of National Judicial (Policy Making) Committee held in the Supreme Court Branch Registry, Lahore.
He said that the National Judicial (Policy Making) Committee provided a permanent forum for interaction and coordination among the Chief Justices of the Superior Judiciary to harmonise judicial policy within the court system for improving the capacity and performance of the justice system in the country.
In line with its objective, the Committee embarked on the path of reforming the administration of justice and took important decisions including formulation of National Judicial Policy.
The results of these initiatives are encouraging and have improved the capacity and performance of the justice sector institutions.
Disposal of all old cases by the District Judiciary and ever increasing rate of fresh institution, speak about the success of these initiatives.
The committee reviewed the performance of district judiciary with reference to old cases and noted that the district judiciary has decided good number of cases.
The committee also reviewed the implementation status of its recommendations regarding allocation of additional funds to strengthen district judiciary in terms of human resource and infrastructure.
The committee condemned the incident which took place in the Islamabad District Courts where precious lives were lost and courts are dysfunctional since then.
The committee recommended for immediate shifting of courts and asked the Government to house the courts in a secure and gated premises so that courts could perform their functions in a peaceful environment.
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