Giving Voice To Jyotees Kainats, Suzette Jordans and Zainabs Of The World. Rape and Murder of 7 Year old Zainab has shocked Pakistani nation and beyond its borders. Latest in the present tragedies from Kasur in Punjab is a & year old girl named Zainab. A cas that has touched people all over the world.
Never before seen crowds, from all walks have come out on streets protesting against this evil, inhuman, vile crime committed. Artists and politicians have been pouring their support for Zainabs parents.
For 7 year old Zainab’s family overwhelming support and critical look at the Punjab government came from all political parties, Artists, Media and Ordinary people. All spoke against lack and will of the government in solving the heinous crimes taking place in Punjab. Rana Sanaulla the law minister and Shabaz Shariff Punjab governor had much to say but it’s a routine they go through almost daily same words, same sentences and same motions with years of practice well formed phrases. And they have now stock of cliches to go with their speeches in front of the cameras.
Kasur is an area we have been before. Same issues, rapes and murders of children have taken place. We have heard the same from the same people being acted out today for the benefit of the media.
Widely shown, second video surfaced today, according to media reports, that shows someone walking up and down outside the house the Zainab lived in.
Kasur is known for, sick gangs of paedophile rings. It is widely held belief that these people can not operate without the knowledge and cooperation of people in high places of authority.
Another act from,well rehearsed Shakespeare tragedy.
Will we see Pakistan judiciary actually become active
CJP Mian Saqib Nisar “Chief Justice urges lawmakers to reform judicial system.” “Legislative inaction on reforms ails judicial system”
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Will we see legislative reforms?
Chief Justice urges lawmakers to reform judicial system
While highlighting the need for judicial system reform, Chief Justice (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Saturday also urged the chief justices of of the five high courts to ensure that they abide strictly by the law when passing a decision.
Talking to the media in Karachi, he said that since the judges do not have the power to pass legislation, they should focus on passing fair verdicts to ensure that justice is served within the limits prescribed by the law.
Acknowledging criticism that the progress of cases in Pakistan’s judicial system is extremely slow, the CJP also stressed the need for courts to hold speedy trials instead of adjourning cases indefinitely.
Justice Nisar regretted that the public felt that courts take to long resolve a case.
One way to deter people from “dragging other people in courts”, he said, is to impose heavy costs if they are proven wrong in a court of law. This discourages people from extending a lawsuit that has little legal merit ie, frivolous litigation.
He said that it was an unhealthy practice that people did not fear being taken to court because they are sure that it will take years for a case to resolve and even once a court passes a verdict, the party takes advantage of the options of filing appeals in higher courts.
He particularly regretted that innocent people are sentenced to jail for long periods because of delays in the criminal litigation system, due to which the appellants have to wait for months or years in order to prove their innocence just because their appeals remain in pending for so long before being heard.
“When people fail to get justice, they blame the judiciary,” the CJP said.
“We have to ensure that justice is not delayed,” he said.
Commending improvements in Punjab’s judicial system, which has introduced information technology to aid the legal system and keep track of cases that are registered in courts to ensure that all cases are dealt with as quickly as possible, he said perhaps the other provinces need to take note of how to improve the lives of the people.
He also addressed the matter of judges being overburdened, saying that judges are unable to spend time on one case which forces them to adjourn hearings without any notable development.
Justice Nisar called for reforms in the legal system, saying that the laws that were created centuries ago by the British rulers of the subcontinent cannot be applied anymore. He urged lawmakers to consider bringing reforms in the legal system. However, he stressed that, despite shortcomings in the legal system, judges must not “encroach upon” lawmakers’ jurisdiction and pass verdicts that are in accordance with the law.
The CJP also criticised the practice of undocumented or oral evidence, due to which several cases stretch for years. He insisted that first information reports should be filed after a thorough forensic examination of the crime scene instead of being lodged by an officer who has never visited the crime scene.
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