ISLAMABAD: A full court meeting of the Supreme Court (SC) was held under the chairmanship of Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Asif Saeed Khosa, wherein it was noted that the apex court had decided 7,718 cases in the past seven months.
The meeting was held to take stock of the performance of the apex court in terms of dispersion of justice and disposal of cases. At the beginning of meeting, the chief justice welcomed newly-elevated judge of SC, Justice Aminud Din Khan, and said that the addition of another honorable judge will benefit the institution.
Deliberating on the issue of institution and disposal of cases in the apex court, the meeting noted that from April 27, 2019 to November 20, 2019, the court had decided 7,718 cases against the institution of 9,485 cases, leaving the total pendency of 41,105 cases. The full court observed that larger benches were also constituted during the period for hearing of different cases but despite that, the disposal figure is encouraging.
The full court expressed satisfaction over institution and disposal rate and discussed different ways and means for effective and smooth functioning of the court and underlined the need to make untiring efforts to improve dispensation of justice and resolved to work out different strategies to constitute benches at Branch Registries where there is high pendency to reduce the backlog in meaningful ways.
CJP Khosa thanked the judges and appreciated their commitment, devotion for the cause of dispensation of justice to the public at large so as to redress their grievances and to provide relief to them. The meeting also discussed different administrative and judicial issues related to the internal working of the court.
The meeting was attended by chief justice-designate Justice Gulzar Ahmed, Justice Mushir Alam, Justice Umar Ata Bandial, Justice Qazi Faez Isa, Justice Maqbool Baqar, Justice Manzoor Ahmad Malik, Justice Sardar Tariq Masood, Justice Faisal Arab, Justice Ijazul Ahsan, Justice Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel, Justice Sajjad Ali Shah, Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah, Justice Munib Akhtar, Justice Yahya Afridi and Justice Amin Ud Din Khan. SC Registrar Arbab Muhammad Arif also attended the meeting.