Islamabad: A delegation comprising of elected Cabinet of the Supreme Court Bar Association headed by its President Ms. Asma Jehangir called on the Honourable Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr. Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry today i.e. on 08.06.2011 in the Supreme Court Building, Islamabad.
It was working session between the Bench and the Bar to discuss the issues faced by the administration of justice, in particular the functioning of the Supreme Court of Pakistan with a view to remove hiccups in the process of free and fair dispensation of justice to the litigant public. The purpose was to expedite the judicial process so that cases/disputes are quickly decided, grievances redressed and relief granted to the deserving party. In this regard matters relating to preparation of cause list, fixation of cases, adjournments and urgent hearing of bail matters and cases involving stay as well as family, rent and education etc. were discussed for their early and quick disposal under the rules. The Members of the Supreme Court Bar Association thanked the Honourable Chief Justice of Pakistan for providing this opportunity to discuss these matters in a face to face manner.
The Honourable Chief Justice welcomed the Members of the Supreme Court Bar and reassured them that both the Bar and the Bench are geared towards one and only one goal and that is to provide easy, quick and substantial justice to the people of Pakistan. Honourable Chief Justice reiterated the fact that despite less number of Judges available in the superior judiciary, all out efforts are being made to dispose of cases in an appropriate manner to the satisfaction of the litigant parties. The Honourable Chief Justice desired that learned Members of the Bar should discourage frivolous litigation as it not only causes choking of judicial system but also results into delay in the disposal of cases. The Members of the delegation agreed to this observation and further proposed that cost should be imposed to discourage this trend.
Certain Administrative issues were also discussed wherein considered decisions were made. The Bar members assured the Honourable Chief Justice of Pakistan of their full support to achieve the common objective of delay-reduction by mitigating the problems faced by the litigant community including the lawyers appearing in the apex Court.
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Supreme Court of Pakistan
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