LAHORE (92 News) – Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Asif Saeed Khosa on Saturday said that model courts have brought revolution in judicial history of Pakistan and the model courts should be established to provide justice.
Addressing a ceremony, CJP Khosa said that concrete steps had been taken to counter false testimony. He said that the investigating officer will also be treated like a suspect in a case of false testimony. “False testimony is a crime and father and grandfather are being convicted on the base of false testimony,” he added.
the chief justice said that the courts should be work like court, adding, “Model courts wrapped up 24,000 cases relating to drugs. Magistrate cases announced decisions in 27,469 cases.”
“From now on, the investigation officer will be held responsible for his investigation,” he said. “It's not possible that the investigation officer does not know the truth.”
“Whenever a matter captures the public's attention, people expect a suo motu notice. If the government institution is active beforehand then the court does not need to take a notice on it,” the CJP said. He said that the Supreme Court was the last place where people should seek justice.
“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. He also said summoning senior officials to courts is not good. “If the rulers did their jobs right then the courts won't feel the need to interfere,” he added.
He said that for justice to be dispensed to the masses speedily it was necessary for police to conduct their investigations efficiently.
“My first task as chief justice was to protect the dignity of those who seek justice from the courts,” he maintained.
The chief justice was addressing a ceremony after chairing a meeting on police reforms. CJP Khos 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. He ordered to ensure timely registration of cases and said that the quality of investigation should be improved.