Govt proposes setting up mobile, evening courts
13 September, 2012
ISLAMABAD: Federal Law Minister Farooq H Naek has recommended setting up evening and mobile courts to dispose of pending cases so that expeditious and inexpensive justice could be provided to the people.
In a meeting with Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Yasin Azad, Naek expected cooperation from the bench and bar in establishment of evening and mobile courts.
During the meeting, Naek said the incumbent government believed in the independence of judiciary as envisaged in the Objectives Resolution. He added that independence of judiciary meant impartial judicial system comprising of judges, lawyers and prosecutors, so that justice could be delivered without fear and favour.
He requested the SCBA president to discuss the matter with the chief justice of Pakistan and the chief justices of all provinces so that the necessary legislations could be completed.
He also requested the SCBA president to take necessary steps for readdressing the grievances of litigants, especially those in death cells. He said that methods should be evolved for the early disposal of pending cases, especially murder appeals and murder references. Azad thanked the law minister for his keen interest in the problems of the legal community. Naek had proposed setting up evening courts in 2008 but the lawyers declined his request at the time.