Irrespective of who is responsible, the situation of economy is depressing – CJ
- When we take pride in our democracy, we’ll turn on the television and see the noise coming out of the parliament, says Chief Justice.
- We change the channel and look at the Cricket World Cup. Unfortunately, again the news is depressive.
- On the national and international front, we see problems in Afghanistan as well as in Iran; Chief Justice.
- Wifes and children of the convicts suffer more than the convict itself, he said.
- We’re ready to set up 116 Gender-based Violence Courts and Child Courts in every district of Pakistan said Asif Saeed Khosa.
- Two judges of the Supreme Court along with 7 research assistants will go for training to the USA, he informed.
The incumbent Chief Justice of Pakistan came up with his views on the economy, cricket, and the performance of democracy in the country. During his most recent address to a ceremony, he gave some highlights about the performance of model courts of the country alongside revealing his foresightedness on the establishment of special courts for the children and gender-based violence in every district of Pakistan.
Although we take delight in keeping the convicts behind the bars for whatever crime they have committed but have we ever thought about the family and spouses of these convicts, he pointed out about those who suffer the most in all that interrogation process of the court proceedings.
CJP’s views on the economy, cricket, and parliament
“When we take pride in our democracy, we’ll turn on the television and see the noise coming out of the parliament and we see that the leader of the house as well as the leader of the opposition. They’re not even being allowed to speak, it depresses us,” he started off beautifully summing up the prevailing conditions of democracy on the floor of parliament.
“Out of this depression, we want to look some other way. We change the channel and look at the Cricket World Cup. Unfortunately, again the news is depressive. We look around and see on the national and international front, we have problems in Afghanistan. There’s a war looming as far as Iran is concerned. It all depresses us,” he said.
“In all this depressive atmosphere I’m very happy to say that at least there’s one sector in our society from where some good news is coming,” he added.
About the performance of the judiciary
He said that no good news is coming from any sector of the country except the one and that is the judiciary. He informed about 5,800 trial cases have been decided through model courts within 48 days. He also added that the decision will soon be taken about setting up of Model Civil Trial Courts and Model Trial Magistrate Courts in the upcoming meeting of the National Judicial Committee.
Gender-based Violence Courts and Children Courts
We’re ready to set up 116 Gender-based Violence Courts and Child Courts in every district of Pakistan. These courts will be designed to look entirely different both in their infrastructure and working than other courts, he further said.
Pakistan’s economy is in the Intensive Care Unit
Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa said during his address in a ceremony that we, the people of Pakistan, are not receiving very good news these days. We get the news that depresses us. “National economy in ICU isn’t good news, remarked Asif Saeed Khosa.
Research Center in the apex court
Chief Justice of Pakistan also mentioned his vision to establish a research center in the apex court and its utility for judges. He also informed that two judges of the Supreme Court along with 7 research assistants will go for training to the USA in this regard.
“With the effective functioning of this Research Center, the desired research material will be a click of a button away,” he said.
Wifes and children of the convicts suffer more than the convict itself
Nobody even bothers to consider what happens to the wives and the children of such convicts languishing in jails. While wives and the children of the convicts have not committed any offense still they suffer the more than the prisoner.
He also mentioned that when the breadwinner of the family is in jail, the family is left with a state of helplessness. This condition of helplessness and poverty compels the children of the convicts to opt for the same path of committing crimes.
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