Published On: Fri, Jan 17th, 2014
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SC holds Full Court meeting

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ISLAMABAD: A Full Court meeting was held Thursday in the Supreme Court of Pakistan, Islamabad, under the Chairmanship of CJP, Mr. Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani.

Among those attended included Justices Nasir-ul-Mulk, Jawad S. Khawaja, Anwar Zaheer Jamali, Khilji Arif Hussain, Mian Saqib Nisar, Asif Saeed Khan Khosa, Sarmad Jalal Osmany, Amir Hani Muslim, Ejaz Afzal Khan, Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry, Gulzar Ahmed, Muhammad Ather Saeed, Sh. Azmat Saeed, Iqbal Hameed-ur Rehman and Mushir Alam. Dr. Faqir Hussain, Registrar, Supreme Court of Pakistan also attended the meeting.

the CJP welcomed the participating Judges in the Full Court , reminding them that last meeting discussed, inter-alia, the issue of rising institution of fresh cases ,bulging dockets in the Supreme Court, while agreeing on constitution of benches at the Principal Seat and Branch Registries to deal with the backlog.

The CJP informed the gathering that that a proposed Monthly Cause List of pending cases at the Principal Seat was being issued, 3 dedicated benches for hearing civil and criminal petitions and appeals were formed, which were functioning since 6th January 2014, while The final Weekly Cause List was also regularly issued, as in accordance with agreed upon mechanism during last meeting to minimize adjournments and fix cases according to their subject matter and categories.

It was also disclosed that during the period from 12th December 2013 till 10th January 2014, against total institution of 1641 cases, 1950 cases were disposed of.

He also highlighted the need for giving full hearing and exhaustive arguments in important cases involving interpretation of the Constitution and law; since as apex Court of the land, and guardian of the Constitution, this was a vital task assigned to the Court which has to be performed, so that the Constitution may have a smooth/harmonious growth and operationalization.

The CJP also announced over Court’s has pursuance the policy of taking up issues of public importance under Article 184(3) of the Constitution, including Suo motto cases; while the Human Rights Cell of the Court continued to function with the same zeal and fervor, as before.

He also announced that the establishment of Special Section in the Human Rights Cell to deal exclusively with the cases of overseas citizens.” had also been made

The Full Court meeting also discussed the holding of International Judicial Conference as a regular annual judicial activity, noting that so far six Conferences (4 National and 2 International) have been organized.

It was decided that this year the event should be held as an International Judicial Conference to provide a forum to the stakeholders of justice sector to share experiences and evolve strategies for addressing the problems being faced by the judicial system.

A committee comprising five senior most Judges of the Supreme Court was constituted to take necessary decisions/steps for holding of the “International Judicial Conference 2014” in the month of April 2014 in a befitting manner.
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