Model courts to be set up all over the province: LHC CJ

RAWALPINDI:Chief Justice Lahore High Court (LHC), Syed Mansoor Ali Shah said that model courts, a pilot project to dispose of criminal cases would be set up all over the province.

He said this while talking to a delegation of Crime Court Reporters Association Rawalpindi CCRAR led by its President Qaiser Sherazi here at Rawalpindi High Court premises on Thursday.

LHC CJ Syed Mansoor Ali Shah said that the high court wants to improve criminal justice system and to make judiciary in Punjab a model for others to follow.

He said that it was duty of the bar and bench to provide speedy justice to public at large.

To a question, the Chief Justice said that Rawalpindi city would be purged from the encroachers and soon petition would be heard to address the longstanding issue.

Regarding cleanliness he said the petition pertaining to this matter would also be heard in a bid to make the city clean.

Chief said that lecture would be arranged for the journalists so that they could equip themselves with the latest knowledge. Media is playing pivotal role in dissemination of information and making public opinion.

Senior Judge Farrukh Irfan Khan, Registrar High Court Ifthikar Arif, and journalists including Secretary Raja Liaquat, former President Sultan Shah, Sadaqat Ali, Yasir Mughal, Tahir Naseer, Tahir Ch, Qazi Rizwan, Sardar Sadaqat, Sajid Sheikh, Zahoor Khattak and Wasif Chaudhry were also present on the occasion.