State has fully failed in discharging its obligations in dispensation of speedy justice: IHC

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ISLAMABAD, Dec 14 (Online): Chief Justice (CJ) Islamabad High Court (IHC) Athar Minallah has remarked all the hurdles on the way to dispensation of justice to citizens come from the state and blame comes on courts.

CJ IHC gave these remarks while hearing the case on delay in provision of justice to citizens here Monday..

The court while expressing annoyance over federal government summoned Shahzad Akbar, Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on interior directing him to appear before it on December 24.

The court inquired during the hearing of the case” deputy attorney general should tell when this constitution was made.

Deputy Attorney General told the court this constitution had come in 1973.

The court remarked “ this is laid down in this constitution that speedy justice will be provided to every citizen. See it in what condition courts have been left and citizens are facing how many problems therein.

The court further remarked all the hindrances in administration of justice to the citizens come from the state side. But blame is shifted to the courts. We have no interest in the reports which are filed by you. Tell us you have done practically what. There is time for 10 days. Tell us some practical solution. Otherwise the top functionary will be summoned. The state has fully failed in discharging its obligations in dispensing speedy justice.

The hearing of the case was adjourned for 10 days.

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