Islamabad  - Family courts need to critically examine the present system and make necessary changes to ensure the safety, permanency and well-being of children, coupled with equipping the courts with the best practices in all specialized areas.

Dr Faqir Hussain, Director General, Federal Judicial Academy, Islamabad, expressed these views in the inaugural ceremony of a one-week training course on “Management of Family Cases” for the judges of family courts from all over Pakistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir on Monday.

The director general, Federal Judicial Academy, said, “Family court cases are fundamentally different from criminal cases for several reasons. Every system and any system always call for improvement; therefore, our family court system also needs improvement, he said. “I believe that both legislative and judicial efforts can improve the ability and performance of these courts.”

The director general, Federal Judicial Academy, said, “The Federal Judicial Academy is trying its best to train the professional force of the judiciary on modern lines within the available resources.”

He added that the day is not far when all courts including Family Courts will function as a Best Practice Court maintaining a high standard of service to families and other litigant public.”

He added, “Courts now have more alternatives and resources with which to work as compared with the courts in the past in the country, but collective efforts of all stakeholders of the justice system are indispensable to improve our service delivery to the litigant public.”