Model courts provide speedy justice to citizens: Sohail Nasir

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Saima Bhatti

Rawalpindi

On the directions of Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, the countrywide model courts have given decision of 93 criminal suits.

Courts have given life sentence to seven criminals, and also imprisonment of 95 years, 7 months and 18 days to other criminals involved in various crimes, also fined 12 lacs and 73 thousands.

According to Director General Model Courts, District and Session Judge, Sohail Nasir, the model courts have recorded the statements of 489 witnesses and provided the speedy justice to the citizens.

Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Asif Saeed Khosa dreamt of countrywide model courts in 2017 when he was the senior most judge of the Lahore High Court (LHC), and he established them for provision of expeditious, inexpensive justice after becoming the CJP.

Earlier, on March 12, while chairing a meeting of the National Judicial (Policy Making) Committee, the CJP the courts would be set as per mandate under Article 37 (d) of the Constitution, which ensured the provision of expeditious and inexpensive justice,

The CJP said no adjournments would be granted by the model courts and a trial schedule would be issued for observance of lawyers and prosecutors, who would also give details of their juniors/replacements so that the trial may be concluded within the time frame.

The attendance of witnesses would be ensured through special process servers, he said and added that the SP-Investigation of each district would act as a focal person for the Police Department at district level and liaise with the process cell