Supreme Court to Establish E-Court System for Reducing Backlog

In order to reduce the massive backlog of cases, the Supreme Court of Pakistan has decided to set-up an e-court system.

The e-court system will be established in Islamabad. Lawyers from all four registries of the apex court would be able to present arguments via video-link facility.

The decision was taken during a full court meeting on Wednesday with the newly appointed Chief Justice, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa in the chair.

The meeting also decided to establish special branches to deal with the different categories of cases.

The attendants agreed that the adjourning of hearings should be discouraged, the appeals should be fixed in chronological order and that the reviews must be fixed in the next week given the availability of the author.

Disposing Cases

During the meeting, it was revealed that from September 2018 to December 2018, the court decided 6,342 cases against the institution of 6,407. The total backlog at the end of last year stood at 40,535 cases.

The Chief Justice expressed satisfaction over the disposal rate of the cases and discussed different strategies for improvements in the case management and smooth functioning of the court.

The attendants vowed to diminish the backlog of cases and to make efforts to improve the dispensation of justice.

The meeting was attended by all 17 judges of the top court including the Registrar and other officials.

Via: DailyTimes