Islamabad: A Full Court meeting was held today (27.07.2011) in the Supreme Court of Pakistan, Islamabad under the Chairmanship of the Honourable Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr. Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and was attended by Honourable Mr. Justice Javed Iqbal, Honourable Mr. Justice Mian Shakirullah Jan, Honourable Mr. Justice Tasadduq Hussain Jilani, Honourable Mr. Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk, Honourable Mr. Justice Muhammad Sair Ali, Honourable Mr. Justice Jawad S. Khawja, Honourable Mr. Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali, Honourable, Mr. Justice Khilji Arif Hussain, Honourable Mr. Justice Tariq Parvez, Honourable Mr. Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, Honourable Mr. Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa, Honourable Mr. Justice Sarmad Jalal Osmany, Honourable Mr. Justice Amir Hani Muslim and Honourable Mr. Justice Ghulam Rabbani. Dr. Faqir Hussain, Registrar Supreme Court of Pakistan and Mr. Sajid Mehmood Qazi, Additional Registrar, Supreme Court also attended the meeting.
Honourable Chief Justice of Pakistan welcomed the Honourable Judges in the meeting. The Full Court meeting took stock of the present pendency position of cases at the apex Court. The Registrar informed that disposal of cases has registered remarkable increase due to continuous working of Honourable Judges even during the summer vacations.
Honourable Chief Justice appreciated the commitment and devotion of all the Honourable Judges for sitting in various benches both at the principle seat and the branch registries. He appreciated the fact that due to these efforts the backlog of pending cases has been reduced by more than two thousand. This figure would have been much higher had the Honourable Judges were not busy in hearing many important cases which were heard by Full Court or larger benches over a long period of time.
Honourable Chief Justice said that since the restoration of the independent judiciary, public at large has attached great expectations from the judiciary to deliver. Thus, it is imperative upon both the Bar and the Bench to leave no stone unturned to ensure quick, inexpensive and substantial justice at all levels.
The Full Court reiterated the fact that the Supreme Court will “preserve protect and defend constitution” and will always uphold the rule of law and dispense justice to all without fear and favour. Full Court observed that the national salvation lies in applying the principle of rule of law and resisting any deviation from constitution under any circumstances.
Honourable Chief Justice and Honourable Judges of the Supreme Court acknowledged the meritorious services rendered by the Honourable Mr. Justice Javed Iqbal who is about to lay down his robes by the end of this month. Honourable Chief Justice observed that one reason for convening this Full Court meeting is to acknowledge the contributions made by Honourable Mr. Justice Javed Iqbal as a judge of the Apex Court and to thank him for an out standing career spread over many decades.
Full Court discussed the idea of introduction of law clerkship in the Supreme Court wherein young and outstanding law graduates may be offered an opportunity to work in the Court. It was decided that Honourable Mr. Justice Jawad S Khawja will develop the concept paper on this idea which will be shared with other Honourable Judges before final decision is taken in the next Full Court meeting. The Full Court also concluded various other matters pertaining to office administration for expediting disposal of cases to provide quick relief to aggrieved persons and decide the disputes among litigant parties.
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