Web Desk: More than 1.8 million pending cases in Pakistan is more likely to be disposed off within a short span of time as the judiciary has planned to adopt e-court system.
It will make it easier for the accused in jail to record their statement even without coming to the court.
This will provide more security to witnesses who will be allowed to give live or recorded statements via video links. While, the lawyers will also be able to argue their cases through video links and will not have excuses for not attending the courts, causing delays in deciding case.
The landmark decision was taken during the full court meeting headed by new Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa on Wednesday in Islamabad.
During the meeting, the Chief Justice decided that e-court system will be installed on principal seats and other registries of the Supreme Court.
It was revealed in the meeting that 6,407 cases were filed in the Supreme Court between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018.
Currently, 40,535 cases were pending in the Supreme Court only.
Speaking to Gulf News, a Dubai-based Pakistani lawyer Raees Qureshi welcomed the decision of setting up, e-court system. “I think it is a great decision but cannot be implemented in all the cases,” he said.
“The e-court system could be used in some cases where transporting criminals or witnesses face difficulties or logistic issues. However, he said that e-courts would certainly be beneficial to dispose of minor cases.”