Judicial system needs major overhaul, says CJP Saqib Nisar

The CJP conducted the hearing at Supreme Court's Karachi Registry

Headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, a three-judge bench of the apex court, was hearing a suo motu case at Karachi registry pertaining to traffic blockades for VVIP movement.

Talking to media, the chief justice called for a major overhaul of prevailing judicial system in order to facilitate the general people.

The chief justice said, "Unfortunately, our judicial forum is being criticised, for which one of the reasons is delay [in cases]".

Commending Punjab's justice system, CJP said that he sees good work there and Punjab has as they have taken assistance from Punjab Information Technology into fold and formed model courts. He added that speedy justice will ultimately benefit the common public.

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While disposing of the case, he said, "we will protect the rights of citizens".

Owing to lack of required facilities, judges are not able to give their entire input in cases, CJP Nisar said.

He said that old laws, including colonial era also needed to be updated in order to remove impediments in the way of speedy justice.

Justice Nisar further said that it was parliament's job to make legislation.

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