‘Local judiciary being made more effective’

TAXILA: Chief Justice of Lahore High Court (LHC) Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah on Monday said the judiciary would be made more effective at the district level.

He was addressing judicial officers of the Attock district at the committee room of the session courts on Monday.

Senior judge of LHC Rawalpindi bench Justice Farrukh Irfan Khan, LHC Registrar Syed Khurshid Anwar Rizvi, District and Sessions Judge Sohail Nasir and other judges were present.

Justice Shah said the district judiciary was being strengthened under a comprehensive strategy while steps had been taken at every level for speedy disposal of cases. He said a zero tolerance policy had been adopted towards corruption.

The chief justice said the judiciary was firmly committed to ensuring early and inexpensive justice to the oppressed.

He informed the gathering that one million cases were pending in the courts of Punjab and the judiciary of the Attock district was on top as regards to the early disposal of cases.

Earlier, addressing the employees of the judiciary, Justice Shah said lawyers and judges had to assert their professional skills to achieve the common goal of early disposal of cases.

He said all-out efforts were being made to introduce technology-based reforms in the system so that the litigants could be facilitated.

Justice Shah said all judges should work with complete freedom so that they could discharge their duties with honesty. He said the process to computerise court cases was also underway for speedy dispensation of justice. Besides, courses of judicial academy are being improved and judges are being consulted at every stage so that their problems could be resolved to run the affairs of the judiciary in an effective manner, he added.