New Judicial Policy Guidelines Issued By Sindh High Court

New Judicial Policy Guidelines Issued By Sindh High Court

In order to avoid corruption in the judiciary and make sure matters and cases are dealt efficiently and effectively, the newly appointed Chief Justice of Sindh High Court (SHC) has issued policy guidelines to judicial officers.

In a meeting held by the CJ that was attended by judicial officers, new objectives were discussed with regards to pending cases, performance and efficacy of the officers, and several relevant SHC related issues. He urged that old cases be handled immediately in accordance with the new policy guidelines issued by the National Judicial Policy Making Committee.

Judicial officers have been told to make sure that rent cases are handled in 4 months and rent appeal cases in 2 months. They have also been guided to bring the issue of absence of official witnesses in courts to the relevant Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) and Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) and also take strict action against officers who fail to bring such witnesses into appearance.

The CJ advocated a zero tolerance policy for officers involved in malpractices such as corruption. Ineffective and slacking officers would also be dealt with in accordance with the new rules and regulations. Furthermore, rank or status of such officer would be ignored while implementing and applying the policy, making all officers equally subject to the new legislation.


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Maneha Tariq

Author: Maneha Tariq

The writer is a graduate of Lahore Grammar School Defence and is currently pursuing the LLB degree from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). She has previously worked for DIL organization (Developments in Literacy) as their New York correspondent and for Paperazzi Magazine as a summer intern.