Chief Justice of Pakistan, Qazi Faez Isa, recently disclosed the inaugural quarterly report of the Supreme Court in the country’s history, encompassing case details from September 17 to December 16.
Addressing a workshop for reporters at the apex court, Justice Isa highlighted that a remarkable 5,305 cases were disposed of during this three-month period, averaging more than 850 cases per month.
The report spans cases initiated since Justice Isa assumed office as the 29th Chief Justice of Pakistan. Notably, live proceedings for over four cases, including matters related to lifetime disqualification, the PTI’s petition for the restoration of the bat symbol, and the SC Practice and Procedure Bill, were conducted.
During the event, the Chief Justice emphasized the court’s commitment to minimizing case backlogs by expeditiously addressing as many cases as possible. In the last week alone, 504 cases were resolved, while 335 new cases were filed. Justice Isa underscored the significance of the report, considering it a form of institutional accountability, as every institution in Pakistan operates on public funds.
Speaking on legal matters in the country, CJP Isa noted that several laws stipulate the inclusion of the Chief Justice or a representative in university syndicates or boards, a provision often overlooked in the past. He stressed the vital role of education in national development, asserting that enhanced educational institutions would discourage students from seeking education abroad, thereby preserving foreign exchange.
Concluding his remarks, Justice Isa encouraged journalists to pursue the truth, acknowledging that while disagreement with jurists is acceptable, the common objective should always be the pursuit of truth.