CJP Nisar directs for overhaul in judicial system

KARACHI: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar on Saturday urged the chief justices of the high courts to ensure that they abide strictly by the law when passing a decision.

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Addressing 3rd Sindh Judicial Conference here, the chief justice said that the decisions should be announced solely on the basis of law.

He said that the laws which were created centuries ago by the British rulers of the subcontinent cannot be applied anymore.

The CJP also stressed the need for courts to hold speedy trials instead of adjourning cases indefinitely.

Unfortunately, our judicial forum is being criticised, for which one of the reasons is delay [in cases],” Justice Nisar said.

“When people fail to get justice, they blame the judiciary,” the CJP said.

While commenting on shortcomings in the legal system, the CJP said judges must not “invade upon” lawmakers’ jurisdiction and pass verdicts that are in accordance with the law.

He said that the judiciary is often blamed for delay in cases but there is more to the issue.

Earlier today the CJP conducted hearing of the VVIP movement suo motu notice case in Supreme Court Karachi registry.

The CJP directed Sindh Inspector General of Police (IGP) A. D. Khawaja to remove all the traffic blockades as per police rules.

The Chief Justice maintained that he is also a VIP but the traffic was never shut for him.

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