Supreme Court to initiate e-Court system from Monday

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For the first time in the judicial history of Pakistan, the Supreme Court has decided to start the e-Court system from Monday i.e. 27th of May. To make Pakistan’s judicial system more effective and convenient, the three-member bench of the apex court led by Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa will hear arguments of lawyers of Karachi branch registry through video conferencing facility from the Court Room No. 1 of the apex court in Islamabad.

Earlier this year in February, the Supreme Court had decided to use the modern connectivity tools at its principal seat of Islamabad and now it has initiated its long run by introducing video link facility to hear lawyers’ arguments from four branch registries across Pakistan.

In the initial phase, the system is being launched at the principal seat, Islamabad and the Supreme Court branch registry, Karachi to perform effectively in the cyber regime. The newly established online setup will benefit the lawyers and litigants in addition to making the judicial system more responsive to the needs of the people approaching courts for redressal of their grievances.

A spokesperson of the apex court, while speaking about the new system said that cases will be heard and decided by the three-member bench at Islamabad through the application of information communication technology tools (e-Court).

During the first online proceeding on May 27, lawyers of Karachi whose cases are scheduled to be heard by bench 1 at the principal seat, Islamabad will be able to deliver arguments in a courtroom at the Supreme Court branch registry in Karachi. Both courtrooms will be connected through the state of the art video conferencing technology.

The aspiring people associated with the judicial system of Pakistan realize the importance of modern technology tools. In a recent development like this, an ambitious civil judge, Asim Hafeez Chaudhry from a Sialkot’s Tehsil, is using Google’s voice-to-type technology to record court proceeding.

Meanwhile, the e-Court system will benefit the litigants as their cases will be decided expeditiously and will also prove to be time and cost effective. The system will also help improve the disposal of cases and reduce the backlog. The system will be cost-effective and time-saving and will improve accessibility. For more latest news Pakistan, visit 9newshd.tv

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