Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has said that administration of justice is a pre-requisite for rule of law in a society and the Judiciary plays central role in justice system for promoting social justice by shielding the rights of every citizen of the State.

While addressing the National Judicial Policy Making Committee here on Saturday he said that expeditious and impartial dispensation of justice increase sense of security in a society by reducing the risk of conflicts which has crucial role for socio economic development.

All of you will agree that with each passing day the level of confidence in the Judiciary is increasing and this fact can be authenticated by the figures of fresh institution. I feel no hesitation in saying that the National Judicial Policy has played an important role in enhancing the confidence of people in the ability of courts for resolution of their disputes. The results of the Policy are encouraging and have casted good impact on the overall system of administration of justice, he said.

Every system has scope for improvement to address the changing needs and this can be done by exchange of views, sharing ideas and learning from each other’s experiences.

The CJP said after implementation of National Judicial Policy, the NJPMC is continuously are viewing the performance of courts to enhance the effectiveness of justice system.

The Hon’ble Chief Justice of Azad Jammu & Kashmir appreciated the role of National Judicial Policy in the expeditious disposal of cases and admitted that the strategies provided in the Policy are being applied in Azad Jammu and Kashmir for clearing the backlog. The Hon’ble Chief Justice of Azad Jammu and Kashmir desired to institutionalize this informal interaction by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for bilateral cooperation to get benefit of each other’s experiences, he said.

Today, we are going to sign MoU with the Judiciary of Azad Jammu and Kashmir for cooperation in the areas like.

Strengthening the service delivery component of Judiciary through coordination and harmonizing judicial policies within existing legal framework, the CJP said.

He expressed confidence that this association and cooperation would be a hallmark for strengthening the administration of justice in both the States.

Recent development has enhanced the role of IT in every walk of life for better and updated information with least botheration. Therefore, Judiciary as an institution cannot ignore it. Automation of Judiciary has been greatly recognized in the yesteryears and this realization leads us to development of software for Case Flow Management System, the CJP said.

He said there is dire need for installation of unified integrated system for provision of standardized information to the users.

“I am sure that installation of unified automation system can bring efficiency, transparency and accountability in judicial system”, he concluded.