Chief Justice of Pakistan inaugurated e-court / video link, new website of Supreme Court and Supreme Court

Islamabad, September 19, 2019 (PPI-OT): Honourable Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr. Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa inaugurated e-Court / Video Link, New Website of Supreme Court and Supreme Court Research Centre in Supreme Court of Pakistan, at Islamabad today i.e. 19.09.2019. Honourable Chief Justice of Pakistan introduced litigant-friendly initiatives towards transformation of the Supreme Court of Pakistan through Information Communication Technology (ICT).

Launch of Video Link System and a New Website of the Apex Court

Use of modern technology in the speedy completion of cases, to enable effective decision making and to provide convenience to the litigants.

To make ease of litigation a reality, the Honourable Chief Justice of Pakistan has envisioned the Information Communication Technology (ICT) transformation of the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

As such, a Supreme Court IT Committee under the supervision of Honourable Mr. Justice Mushir Alam and Honourable Mr. Justice Mansoor Ali Shah has collaborated with the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) to establish a live video link between the principal seat and its four branch registries. It is already paying dividends by making it cost-effective for lawyers and litigants to participate in case proceedings via their nearest registry instead of having to travel to Islamabad NADRA has further helped the Supreme Court to launch a new website for the Apex court.

Furthermore, the Honourable Judges can hear court proceedings from the principal seat for any branch registry. To date, a total of 138 cases have been heard using the video-link in a short span of 5 weeks from all 4 Registries. Recently, the New Judicial Year event was also broadcast live to all 4 Registries simultaneously using this system.

The new dynamic website has been built from the ground-up with the end-users in mind, i.e., the Honourable Judges, advocates, and most importantly the litigants. The primary goal is to guarantee the Ease of Litigation as per the vision of the Honourable Chief Justice.

Modern website features and tools have been introduced such as an Online Case Search with the provision of complete history of any case of the Court. A new ‘Judgment search’ and a ‘Cause List search’ in which users will be able to use multiple search parameters to help study the important case law, with the ability to print in a PDF format. Other features include important news highlights, Museum Gallery, Judge Profiles and a Photo Gallery highlighting the architectural marvel of the Supreme Court Building.

For more information, contact:
Supreme Court of Pakistan
Constitution Avenue, G-5/2,
Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-9220581-600
Fax: +92-51-9213452

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