Online trial of prisoners starts at Rawalpindi


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RAWALPINDI: Lahore High Court Chief Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah Thursday said judicial reforms were being implemented speedily to provide justice in under trial cases without any delay.

He was addressing at the inauguration of online production of under trial prisoners here at sessions court through Skype.

The CJ appreciated the initiative of the District & Session Judge, Rawalpindi, who had evolved a new system of production of under trial prisoners at session courts through video link from Central Jail Adiala, which would help save national exchequer and expenses being incurred on transportation and security measures for prisoners brought to the sessions court for hearing of their cases.

He said the on-line system would also help save time of the judiciary, besides provision of speedy justice.

The essence of judicial reforms was to authorise the district & sessions judges and other members of judiciary to evolve new innovated ideas with the help of information technology to speed up under trial cases.

He stressed for keeping constant process of dialogue of judges, lawyers and all stakeholders to further streamline the legal process which would ultimately benefit the applicants with timely decision of their cases.

Justice Mansoor said it was his endeavour to simplify legal procedures and provide maximum facilities to all concerned so that performance of judiciary could be improved according to the required standards as well as expectations of the complainants.

He also appreciated the close coordination and dedicated spirit of the Bench and the Bar for facilitating the complainants by using modern techniques and methods.

Later in presence of District and Sessions Judge, Rawalpindi Suhail Nasir and other judges, Chaudhry Asim Hafeez heard different cases of prisoners from Adiala Jail through video Link.

Regional Police Officer Rawalpindi Fakhar Sultan Raja, CityPolice Officer Israr Ahmed Abbasi, President Lahore High Court Bar Association, Rawalpindi Zafar Mehmud Mughal, President District Bar Association Rawalpindi Sajjad Akbar Abbasi, senior lawyers and officials of judiciary were present on the occasion.—APP