QUETTA: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar urged judges of the country on Wednesday to make do with the existing laws and resources to provide fair and swift justice.
Addressing a gathering at Balochistan High Court, the chief justice said he failed to comprehend why judges take four years to decide even civil cases.
“I acknowledge that we don’t have the right to amend the obsolete laws of British rule,” he said, asked the judges to dispense fair justice using the laws in hand.
The top adjudicator said they knew that they didn’t have required resources and neither was the government extending cooperation as such.
“The time has come to put our house in order. If we don’t do so, what we will have to say when called to account before Almighty Allah.”
He said he had been vehemently feeling that judges were not utilizing their capabilities to the fullest. “We are not ordinary adjudicators. We too have to take care of the future of the nation.”
Underscoring importance of judicial officers, Justice Nisar said they are the pillars of the judicial system. “I am at a loss as to where have all our capable judges gone”, he asked.
He said there were the judges in the past that used to write judgments without having to change anything later on. A sessions judge’s judgment used to be upheld by the Supreme Court, he added.
“We have to adjudicate solely on the basis of the laws,” the chief justice told the participants of the gathering.
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