Lahore : The Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has chaired a meeting on Judicial reforms in Supreme Court Islamabad today which was attended by Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah, Chief Justice Lahore High Court, officers of Supreme Court, Lahore High Court and Law & Justice Commission of Pakistan.
The Chief Justice took briefing from Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah on Judicial Reforms in Punjab Judiciary.
Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah gave an overview of reforms recently brought in Punjab judiciary especially in terms of delay reduction, minimization of backlog, e-facilitations to public litigants and lawyers to ensure easy access to Courts, introduction of Information Technology in Courts so as to facilitate public, effective Court and Case Management, promotion of ADRs (Alternate Dispute Resolution), training of Judges, Law Officers and staff, categorization of Courts, etc. to provide inexpensive and expeditious justice to general public.
The Chief Justice of Pakistan praised recent reforms in the Punjab judiciary and treated it as road map for rest of the judiciary for which his lordship is also going to head all Pakistan Chief Justices conference on 13.01.2018 (Saturday) at Supreme Court Branch Registry Karachi to take stock of overall performance of judicial system especially in terms of delays in the system.
The conference will also deliberate upon different ways and strategies to bring reforms, innovation and improvements to streamline smooth functioning of current judicial system of Pakistan.
The forum will also deliberate upon different aspects to make Law & Justice Commission an effective body to lead the reforms of law and justice institutions to be fair and inclusive; strengthening organizational capacities and accountability to be effectively responsive to citizens’ security and justice needs and wellbeing; and empowering citizens to assert their rights and claim their entitlements and exercise their duties and obligations
The Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar constituted Benches in Supreme Court for a period of one month as part of judicial reforms to ensure expeditious disposal of cases and to facilitate litigants and lawyers to make their arrangements in advance.
Moreover, on every Friday two member benches have been constituted to hear fresh petitions and which are being filed in large numbers.