Ju­di­cial re­forms to be in­tro­duced for speedy jus­tice: Law Min­is­ter

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IS­LAM­ABAD: Min­is­ter for Law and Jus­tice Bar­ris­ter Dr. Mo­ham­mad Farogh Naseem Fri­day an­nounced to in­tro­duce amend­ments in civil law to speed up the pace of pend­ing cases to im­prove the ef­fi­ciency of the ju­di­cial sys­tem.

The min­is­ter in a press brief­ing here said a mech­a­nism of three phases to mon­i­tor civil cases would be in­tro­duced for their early dis­po­si­tion.

Giv­ing de­tails, the min­is­ter said in first track main cases will be heard, in sec­ond track other mat­ters per­taing to stay or­ders, re­ceiver­ship would be ad­dress and in the fi­nal stage ev­i­dences would be recorded.

Farogh Naseem said that a panel of well re­puted lawyers would be con­sti­tuted which will col­lect the ev­i­dences that could save the time of the court. “We need ac­tive con­tri­bu­tion of lawyers from across the coun­try,” he added.

The min­is­ter said the whole pro­ce­dure from fil­ing of a civil case to giv­ing de­fense should be done within 75 days. The is­sue could be framed within 30 days and 15 to 20 days would be given for wit­nesses and ev­i­dences.

To save the time of the court, he said the com­mis­sion will record manda­tory ev­i­dence and it will be recorded within 90 days and soon af­ter the judg­ment im­ple­men­ta­tion should be taken place with­out wast­ing a time.

Giv­ing ref­er­ence of the Supreme Court, the min­is­ter said that if any judg­ment was re­served then it should be an­nounced with- in three months and af­ter the judg­ment it was not nec­es­sary to made de­cree.

Farogh Naseem said that two ap­peals are avail­able against the de­ci­sion of civil judge af­ter the trial one is in the High Court and the other in the Supreme Court. “If we will stream­line all these things then one trial will be com­pleted with 12 to 13 months,” he said.

To a ques­tion, the min­is­ter hoped that Sindh gov­ern­ment will also re­view these amend­ments as Ad­vo­cate Gen­eral Sindh also agreed and it was upto the pro­vin­cial assem­bly to take it up.

It was rev­o­lu­tion­ary type of change that the civil lit­i­ga­tion if it will done within two years and there is no de­lay and all the sys­tem of ad­min­is­tra­tion of jus­tice will en­gage, he added.

IS­LAM­ABAD: Dr. Muham­mad Farogh Naseem, Fed­eral Min­is­ter for Law and Jus­tice ad­dress­ing a press con­fer­ence.

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