ISLAMABAD - Supreme Court’s judges have lauded the services rendered by Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani as Chief Justice of Pakistan as well as SC’s Judge, who is going to lay down the robes of his office on July 5.

A full court meeting was held on Thursday in the Supreme Court, under the chairmanship of outgoing CJP and was attended by all judges.

On the occasion, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa informed the full court that during the period of last six months out of 3700 criminal cases about 2000 were disposed of along with freshly instituted cases, leaving only the pendency of 1700 cases. The chief justice noted that it was a remarkable disposal rate.

During the meeting, it is observed that the tenure of outgoing CJP will always be remembered as a golden period of judiciary in the history of Pakistan and he will long be remembered for his unprecedented judgments on human rights, environmental issues, rights of minorities and women.

The top court’s judges also lauded the professional and legal acumen of the Chief Justice and said that he possessed the God gifted qualities of politeness, magnanimity, calmness and composure.  They also praised his fondness for literature and they lauded his literary contribution for the institution of judiciary by authoring widely acclaimed judicial anthem “Justice for All”. He is an emblem of constitutionalism. They further said that the Chief Justice possessed extra-ordinary visionary qualities.  Earlier, the Chief Justice said that the purpose of the meeting was to review the performance of the Supreme Court in terms of dispensation of justice and disposal of cases and to deliberate on the issues and matters pertaining to functioning of the court.  Discussing the issue of overall institution, disposal and pendency of cases in Supreme Court, the full court meeting noted that as against institution figure of 3862 cases for the period from April 5 to June 30, the court decided 3533 cases during the said period. It was noted that there was rising trend in the institution of cases.   The CJP extended his gratitude to Judges and thanked them. He said that due to the cooperation and support of the Judges, it became possible for him to advance the cause of justice.