By,ABID SIDDIQUE CHAUDHRY
Financial and legal assistance will be provided for the release of those involved in minor crimes from prisons – Rana Basharat Ali Khan
We will work with the government of Pakistan to change the law so that first-time offenders, like in Europe, do not go to jail and get back on trackand Legal aid will be provided to women and orphans across Pakistan.
The International Human Rights Movement of Pakistan addresses in a zoom meeting, A subject of legal education which should be taught to all students till matriculation class.
The Pakistani President of the International Human Rights Movement Legal Wing Rana Muhammad Iqbal Ahmad Khan. More than 1.8m cases awaits in Pakistani courts, Abdul Mulk Khatran International Human Rights Movement Ambassador said.
Inshallah, my entire team is always ready to help the oppressed and deserving prisoners in every possible way: Ambassador and Director International Human Rights Movement Raja Mudassar Khan Langah.
Not having only four hundred rupees, Rani Bibi’s 19 years passed behind bars, Rana Imtiaz Ahmed Chairman International Human Rights Movement Scandinavia.
The number of judges in other countries is much higher than the population of Pakistan-Advocate Fida Hussain Karachi
Despite the small number of judges and the lack of resources, the final and real responsibility for the completion of cases rests with the lawyers of both parties,
Sheikh Samiullah Tehsil Sadr Depalpur District Okara said.
Ordinary citizens also have to risk their lives to file a case on any of their issues, because the oppressed people are not heard in the police stations.
This situation occurs when a leaflet is being filed against an ordinary person. If there is a case to be filed against an influential person, a scoundrel or a scoundrel in any guise, then it is considered a matter of course for the common man in our country. Subsequent stages in court are lengthy until the case is heard and decided.
According to the poet, “Who has won till the head of Tri Zulf” is unfortunate that people seek refuge in the ‘Court Court’ by touching their ears.
Rana Muhammad Iqbal Khan, President of the Legal Wing of the International Human Rights Movement of Pakistan while addressing the Zoom meeting said that God willing, our organization will provide free legal aid to the oppressed and widowed women.
There are 12 judges for every one million population in Pakistan, compared to 18 in India, Compared to Western countries, the number is 51 in the United Kingdom, 75 in Canada and 107 in the United States for a population of one million.
The biggest complain against Pakistan’s judicial system is the delayed completion of cases, while experts estimate that it takes an average of 15 to 20 years for a case to be decided. Ikram Haider Jafari President Islamabad Legal Wing.
If you take the record of a single judge of a small court, you will see that they have to deal with 150 to 200 cases in a day, which is practically impossible. If all cases are to be heard, they have only one and a half minutes per case. What will the judge do in such a situation, he will not even have time to breathe?
All the courts of Pakistan, including the Supreme Court, Shariat Court, all High Courts and District Courts, are hearing more than 1.5 million cases. Asim Hinjra, President Legal Wing IHRM Hafizabad.
As of January 2018, 38,000 cases remain to be decided in the Supreme Court. Asjad Gondal President Legal Wing IHRM Mandi Bahauddin.
On the other hand, the number of cases currently pending in the Lahore High Court is the highest in the country at over 150,000. Second is the Sindh High Court with 94,000 cases.
There are currently 30,000 cases in the Peshawar High Court, while only 6,000 cases remain to be decided in the Balochistan High Court.
The Islamabad High Court, however, has 16,000 cases to be decided.
If we look at the case of the district judiciary, there are clearly more cases in Punjab than in other provinces. At present, 1.1 million cases are yet to be decided in Punjab, while the second highest number of cases are in the district judiciary of Sindh, where 96,000 cases are yet to be decided.
According to research, the main reason is the low number of judges,
The total number of judges in the country’s high courts, including the Supreme Court, is currently 146 while the total number of posts is 167, The Lahore High Court is most affected in this regard where there are a total of 60 posts but there are currently 49 judges working there.
The number of judges in other countries is much higher than the population of Pakistan, Advocate Fida Hussain Karachi.
There are 12 judges for every one million population in Pakistan, compared to 18 in India. Compared to Western countries, the number is 51 in the United Kingdom, 75 in Canada and 107 in the United States for a population of one million, and On the other hand, if the number of cases is divided among the judges, the situation becomes clearer.
About one million civil and family cases were pending in Punjab province at the end of December 2017 and there are only 938 judges to deal with them, which means that one judge is handling more than 1000 cases.
To improve this situation, the number of judges for civil and family cases will have to be increased to about 2,000 so that one judge will be responsible for 500 cases.
The low number of judges is the reason for the delay in cases, but according to him, the biggest obstacle in the way of completion of cases is the legal community itself, and the biggest reason for delays in resolving cases is the lawyers themselves. If the lawyers of the plaintiff and the accused insist that they want to settle the case, then no judge can stop them, but it does not happen.
The tendency of lawyers to go on strike also causes delays. The bar and bench are centrally responsible for resolving cases.
Giving licenses to lawyers without verifying and testing their educational qualifications leads to poor quality lawyers joining the judiciary and as a result many lawyers do not fulfill their responsibilities properly.
“Despite the small number of judges and the lack of resources, the ultimate and real responsibility for the completion of cases rests with the lawyers of both parties.”
“I kept saying we were innocent, but neither the law nor the judge heard anything. When he came to the jail, the policeman demanded Rs. 400 for his appeal. We were so compelled and poor that it was not even four hundred rupees.
Thus, not having only four hundred rupees, Rani Bibi’s 19 years passed behind bars.
This is what happened in 1998, when Rani Bibi was accused of killing her husband. His father, mother, brother and a cousin were also arrested. The court then sentenced the family to life in prison.
Rani Bibi lives in a rented house in a village near Chiniot, Punjab. According to him, he was about 15 years old at the time of his arrest.
“My father was severely tortured, then he died in prison five years later. My brother went to prison in his youth and is now old and sick.”
After years of imprisonment on murder charges, the Lahore High Court has honorably acquitted Rani Bibi on the basis of insufficient evidence and flawed evidence.
Asim Hinjra President Legal Wing IHRM Hafeezabad
Usman Sheikh President Legal Wing IHRM Gujranwala
International Human Rights Ambassador Coordinator
Hafeez Zohaib President Punjab Legal Wing IHRM
Sheikh Samiullah Tehsil Sadr Depalpur District Okara
Taqi Raza Spokesperson World Chairperson Madam Rukhsana Rohi
Jahanzeb Haider Advocate Hafeezabad