QUETTA - Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Wednesday said that they all are responsible for delay in cases as they continue to run till 40 years.

Speaking at a ceremony in Quetta, the CJP asserted that it is time that we rectify errors in our own home.

“Justice is necessary for any society as it cannot run with injustice. Maybe we are not utilising our capabilities in the real sense. People receive justice from courts. We should be aware of our laws and rights. I am surprised where those judges have gone who use to pen down the verdict. A person should be fully informed law and Constitution for giving a verdict,” maintained the CJP.

He declared that though the judges do not have the power to lawmaking but they have to decide over a case as per old laws.

“People who do not receive justice die every day. We are not getting those government resources which are inevitable for the system. Will we go against the justice if resources are not being delivered? This is not possible as it is government’s responsibility to provide you with valid privileges. We do not announce verdicts of our likes but according to law and Constitution,” the CJP said.

He advised the judges to work with passion and diligence for the provision of justice to the people.

Meanwhile, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Wednesday ordered police to arrest within 10 days and present in court a 70-year-old man who had been accused of attempting to forcibly marry a minor girl in Balochistan’s Qila Abdullah district.

The order came as a three-judge bench headed by CJP Nisar heard the underage marriage case at the Quetta Registry of the Supreme Court.

Balochistan Inspector General of Police (IGP) Moazzam Jah Ansari, district deputy commissioner and Qila Abdullah district police officer were present during the hearing.

“A 70-year-old man forcibly claimed my 10-year-old sister in 2017,” the brother said while stating that as per tradition if a man resorts to aerial firing outside your house he can claim a woman of the house as his spouse.

He further alleged that he was kidnapped on July 6, 2017 from Qila Abdullah’s Gulistan area in connection with this case.

“We are being openly threatened and police are not arresting the suspects,” the girl’s brother added.

However, an investigating officer probing into the case said four suspects were arrested but they had been granted bail by the Supreme Court. He added that one suspect who was the main accused was absconding.

The CJP directed that the absconder be arrested immediately and adjourned the hearing of the case till April 23.