ISLAMABAD: All Pakistan Chief Justices Conference will be held on Saturday at Supreme Court Branch Registry Karachi to take stock of overall performance of the judicial system, especially in terms of delays in the system.
According to a press release issued on Wednesday, the conference will deliberate upon different ways and strategies to bring reforms, innovation and improvements to the smooth functioning of the current judicial system.
The forum will also deliberate upon different aspects to make Law & Justice Commission an effective body; strengthening organisational capacities and accountability to be effectively responsive to citizens’ security and justice needs; and empowerment of citizens to assert their rights and claim their entitlements and exercise their duties and obligations.
LHC’s MANSOOR MEETS CJP:
Separately, Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar chaired a meeting to review the judicial reforms in Supreme Court.
In the meeting, Lahore High Court (LHC) CJ Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah briefed the CJP on the judicial reforms in Punjab’s judiciary. LHC CJ Mansoor Ali Shah gave an overview of reforms recently brought in Punjab judiciary, especially in terms of delay reduction, minimisation of backlog; e-facilitations to public litigants and lawyers to ensure easy access to the courts; introduction of Information Technology; effective court and case management; promotion of ADRs (Alternate Dispute Resolution); training of judges, law officers and staff among others, to provide inexpensive and expeditious justice to the masses.
The chief justice praised the recent reforms in Punjab, saying that these will be treated as a roadmap for rest of the judiciary. The meeting was attended by LHC CJ Mansoor Ali Shah, officers of the Supreme Court, LHC and Law & Justice Commission of Pakistan.
CJP CONSTITUTES SPECIAL BENCHES AS PART OF JUDICIAL REFORMS:
CJP Nisar has also constituted benches in the apex court for a period of one month as a part of judicial reforms to ensure expeditious disposal of cases. Moreover, on every Friday two-member special benches will hear the fresh petitions and which are being filed in large numbers.