It is well known that the caseload in our courts has increased; it may be due to increase in population, increase in crime rate, conflicts, and increased public awareness about basic rights among others. Above all, chronic load shedding in the country has adversely affected the courts and their performance. I have come across numerous judicial officers who seem to be determined to handle this increased workload despite all the problems. However, the situation demands all stakeholders, such as judges, law officers, district attorneys, court personnel, and also from lawyers, investigators, prison officers and government officers to re-new their commitment ‘to render justice to all manner of people, through timely adjudication of disputes sans discrimination’ as our constitution loudly advocates.


Islamabad, May 15.