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CJP summons judicial reforms meeting in Karachi today
CJP summons judicial reforms meeting in Karachi today
Published at: 3 month(s) ago

Karachi: Chief Justice Saqib Nisar has summoned a meeting today (Saturday) over the judicial reforms in the country, which will be attended by chief justices of all four high courts.

The meeting will be held in the Supreme Court’s Karachi registry.

Eariler on Thursday, another meeting of the judicial reforms committee held in the Supreme Court’s Islamabad registry was attended Justice Nisar, Chief Justice Lahore High Court Justice Mansoor Ali Shah and other officials.

Justice Nisar in the meeting apprised the chief justice of steps taken for reforms in the Punjab’s judicial system. These included the use of advance technology, training of lower court judges on alternate methods for resolution of conflicts, and speedy hearing of cases.

Justice Mansoor said during the hearing that judicial reforms would be launched from next week, but warned that “nobody should say then that [the judiciary] is interfering or encroaching.”

He made the remarks while hearing a suo motu case regarding cutting of trees on Margalla Hills.

During the previous hearing of the case, CJP had remarked that “we are not fond of judicial activism in any way. But we will take action on negligence of duty at every cost. We are aware of our powers and we will not go beyond them.”

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