A Full Court meeting was held today (12.12.2019) in the Supreme Court of Pakistan, Islamabad under the chairmanship of the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr. Justice Asif Saeed Khan. It was attended by Hon’ble Mr. Justice Gulzar Ahmed Chief Justice designate, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Mushir Alam, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Umar Ata Bandial, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Qazi Faez Isa, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Maqbool Baqar, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Manzoor Ahmad Malik, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Sardar Tariq Masood, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Faisal Arab, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Ijaz Ul Ahsan, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Sajjad Ali Shah, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Munib Akhtar, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Yahya Afridi and Mr. Justice Amin ud Din Khan. Mr. Arbab Muhammad Arif, Registrar Supreme Court also attended the meeting.
At the beginning of meeting, the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan welcomed the newly elevated Hon’ble Judge of Supreme Court Mr. Justice Amin ud Din Khan, and said that the addition of Hon’ble Judge will benefit the institution. His lordship apprised the participants that the purpose of the meeting was to take stock of the performance of the Supreme Court in terms of dispensation of justice and disposal of cases and to deliberate on the issues and matters pertaining to smooth functioning of the Court. Deliberating on the issue of institution and disposal of cases in Supreme Court, the Full Court noted that during the period from 27.04.2019 to 20.11.2019 the Court decided 7718 cases against the institution of 9485 cases, leaving total pendency of 41105 cases. The Full Court observed that larger benches were also constituted during the period for hearing of different cases of important nature but despite of that the disposal figured is encouraging. The Full Court showed satisfaction over institution and disposal rate and discussed different, ways and means for effective and smooth functioning of the Court and underlined the need to make untiring efforts to improve dispensation of justice and resolved to work out different strategies to constitute benches at Branch Registries where there is high pendency to reduce the backlog in meaningful ways.
The Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan thanked the Hon’ble Judges and appreciated their commitment, devotion for cause of dispensation of justice to public at large so as to redress their grievances and to provide relief to them. The meeting also discussed different administrative and judicial issues relating to the internal working of the Court.