Our judicial system has failed to provide justice to citizens. Judges are not dispensing justice; they are merely disposing of cases on the basis of evidence produced before them. People are reluctant to take their cases to courts because they can’t afford the expenses and don’t want to go through the lengthy procedures. In a common man’s view the whole system is ‘contempt of court’. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that our judicial system encourages crime because criminals know they can get off scot-free because of the flaws in the system.

The honourable chief justice has about a year before he completes his term in office. In my opinion, he is the one who can bring reform in the system by changing the rules of business through the Supreme Judicial Council.

Colonel (r) Nazir Ahmed,

Islamabad, July 25.