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Superior judicial body decides to set up model courts in every district

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ISLAMABAD: The superior judiciary has decided the setting up of model courts in every district of the country to conduct daily trials to ensure speedy justice, ARY News reported on Tuesday.

Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa announced this during the meeting of the National Judicial (Policy Making) Committee (NJPMC) at the Supreme Court building in Islamabad.

The decision has been made to provide speedy justice to the public and to reduce the massive backlog of cases.

The meeting of the committee was presided over by the chief justice and attended by chief justices of the high courts and Federal Shariat Court.

The Secretary of the judicial committee said that initially pending murder and narcotics cases will be assigned to these courts.

To ensure the timely conclusion of cases, model trial courts will not grant any adjournments.

Thirdly, the attendance of witnesses would be ensured through process servers for which SP-Investigation police officers of each district will act as a focal person.

A monitoring and evaluation cell under the supervision of the CJP or chairman of the NJPMC will oversee the workings of the model trial courts and the performance of these courts would be reviewed every two months.

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