CJ PHC chairs D&SJ meeting for swift disposal

F.P. Report
PESHAWAR: Chief Justice Peshawar High Court (PHC) Justice Musart Hilali chaired meeting of all the District & Sessions Judges of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to discuss issues of the significant expectations of the public and reinforcing their trust in the judiciary.
The judges of administrative committee of Peshawar High Court also attended the meeting.
The prime focus of the Chief Justice was swift disposal of family cases and those of under-trial prisoners. The Family Judges, she urged, should play a proactive role in consolidating the social fabric by making strenuous efforts to resolve family disputes between the parties amicably through persuasive conciliatory sessions.
Further, the Chief Justice underlined the urgent need for concluding family cases within the statutory timeline.
As a result of her personal visits to several jails of the province after assuming the office, she went on to say, she came to know of miserable conditions of the prisoners due to overcrowding coupled with the lack of facilities.
She emphasised the compelling need for prompt conclusion of the cases of under-trial prisoners.
She exhorted the District & Sessions Judges to make surprise visits in addition to the regular jail visits in order to alleviate the sufferings of the inmates.
She expressed her resolve to purge the judiciary of corrupt elements by demonstrating zero tolerance for illicit practices.
Finally, the Chief Justice underscored the need for strictly observing the dress code as well Court timings.