Model courts decide 36 pending cases countrywide today: official

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ISLAMABAD: The model courts, set up country-wide to ensure speedy trails of cases, settled 36 cases across the country on Monday, ARY News reported.

The thirty six decisions were given by 116 model courts in different cities of the country.

According to director general model courts, the courts announce decisions in 13 murder and 23 drug offences. The statements of 164 witnesses were also recorded during different hearings.

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A convict was also given a death sentence, while four were handed life imprisonment.

In other cases, five suspects were given 30 years in imprisonment and 10-month jail. They were also collectively fined Rs 738,000.

In March, the superior judiciary had decided the setting up of model courts in every district of the country to conduct daily trials to ensure speedy justice.

Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa had announced this during a meeting of the National Judicial Policy Making Committee (NJPMC) at the Supreme Court building in Islamabad, last month.

The decision was taken to provide speedy justice to the public and to reduce the massive backlog of cases. It was decided that for timely conclusion of cases, model trial courts will not grant any adjournments. While, attendance of witnesses would be ensured through process servers for which SP-Investigation police officers of each district will act as a focal person.

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