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Saturday, March 6, 2010

CJ satisfied with judiciary performance in first year

KARACHI, March 6 : Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhary has said the performance of judiciary has been satisfactory during the last one year which restored public's confidence in the institution. He, however, said there is need to further improve the performance in order to provide speedy and inexpensive justice to the poor masses.

Addressing a meeting of National Judicial Policy Making Committee on completion of one year after its restoration, the Chief Justice said the judiciary delivered crucial verdicts in its first year; national judicial policy was framed, adding the PCO judges were sacked and the NRO was declared unconstitutional.

The Chief Justice said Judicial Policy was formulated to provide relief to the people and suggestions from judges and lawyers community will be welcomed to further make it effective.
Justice Iftikhar Muhammed Chaudhry said, the real success would be possible with the poor and common man gaining easy access to the justice. He said this target could only be achieved when the common and poor people receive justice as easily as the elite do.

Underscoring the need for myriad practical steps and struggle, the Chief Justice said it is not reasonable to be complacent on this reported performance. The judiciary needs to iron out its deficiencies, he added.

The CJ said it is needed to scrutinize a case of public benefit before taking immediate action on it, as the complainant may misstate as well. Chief Justice of Federal Shariat Court and Chief Justices of the higher courts attended the meeting.

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