Islamabad, July 07, 2018 (PPI-OT): A Full Court meeting was held today i.e. 07.07.2018 in the Supreme Court of Pakistan, Islamabad under the Chairmanship of the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr. Justice Mian Saqib Nisar. It was attended by Hon’ble Mr. Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Gulzar Ahmed, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Sh. Azmat Saeed, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Mushir Alam, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Maqbool Baqar, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Manzoor Ahmad Malik, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Sardar Tariq Masood, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Faisal Arab, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Ijaz Ul Ahsan, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Sajjad Ali Shah, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Munib Akhtar and Hon’ble Mr. Justice Yahya Afridi. Mr. Arbab Muhammad Arif, Registrar Supreme Court also attended the meeting.
At the beginning of the meeting, the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan welcomed the newly elevated Hon’ble Judges of Supreme Court and said that the addition of Hon’ble Judges will benefit the institution. The Hon’ble Chief Justice apprised the Hon’ble Judges that the purpose of the meeting was to review the performance of the Supreme Court in terms of dispensation of justice and disposal of cases and to deliberate on the issues and matters pertaining to smooth functioning of the Court.
Deliberating on the issue of institution and disposal of cases in Supreme Court the Full Court noted that during the period from 06.09.2017 to 30.06.2018 the Court decided 16,897 cases against the institution of 19,098 cases, leaving total pendency of 39,317 cases. The Full Court observed that there is rising trend in institution of cases that shows the trust of people in institution of judiciary. The Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan asked the Full Court to put forward suggestions and strategies to improve the case management.
The Full Court discussed in detail different ways and means for effective functioning of the Court and underlined the need to categorize the cases so that dispensation of justice can further be improved. The Full Court also discussed the agenda item regarding amendments in Supreme Court Rules, 1980 proposed by Supreme Court Bar Association, and unanimously constituted a three member committee headed by Hon’ble Mr. Justice Gulzar Ahmed and comprising Hon’ble Mr. Justice Ijaz Ul Ahsan and Hon’ble Mr. Justice Munib Akhtar to give suggestions.
The Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan thanked the Hon’ble Judges and appreciated their commitment, devotion for cause of dispensation of justice to public at large so as to redress their grievances and to provide relief to them. The meeting also discussed different administrative and judicial issues relating to the internal working of the Court.
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