Judiciary must ensure provision of justice to public: CJP Khosa

Smear campaign launched to defame him, judiciary: CJP Asif Saeed Khosa

LAHORE: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Asif Saeed Khosa on Saturday said summoning senior officials to courts is not good. He said we must ensure that courts are providing justice to the public.
Addressing a ceremony, he said if institutions are working efficiently then courts need not to interfere them. He said respect must be given to those who appear in the courts.
“Whenever a matter captures the public s attention, people expect a suo moto notice,” he said. “If the government institution is active beforehand then the court does not need to take a notice on it,” he added.
Justice Khosa said the issues may be core complex if Supreme Court (SC) starts intervening from day one. He said a matter comes to SC after investigation and trial.
“One should maintain the dignity of a police official or any other person who appears before the court,” he said.
CJP said retired police officers played an important role in reforms committee, adding that as lawyer and as judge he had a pleasant relation with police.
He said model courts have brought revolution in the judicial history of Pakistan.
Earlier, CJP chaired the session of Police Reforms Committee (PRC) – which was constituted in January to table recommendations for improvements in the policing system of the country – to examine progress achieved in reforms in the police department.
The session was attended by inspector generals of four provinces, Gilgit Baltistan and Islamabad.
CJP Khosa ordered to ensure timely registration of cases and said that the quality of investigation should be improved.
He also directed officers to ensure implementation of police reforms on the priority basis.
The top judge also ordered immediate resolutions of complaints received by the Police Complaint Cell.


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