ISLAMABAD.: The Supreme Court judges have reviewed the apex court’s performance in terms of dispensation of justice and disposal of cases and to deliberate on the issues and matters pertaining to smooth functioning of the court.

A full court meeting was held on Saturday under the chairmanship of Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar where all SC judges except Justice Umar Ata Bandial, Justice Qazi Faez Isa, and Justice Mansoor Ali Shah, were present.

According to the statement, the full court discussed the agenda item regarding amendments in Supreme Court Rules, 1980 proposed by Supreme Court Bar Association, and unanimously constituted a three- member committee headed by Justice Gulzar Ahmed and comprising Justice Ijazul Ahsan and Justice Munib Akhtar to give suggestions.

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Deliberating on the issue of institution and disposal of cases in Supreme Court the full court noted that during the period from 06.09.2017 to 30.06.2018 the court decided 16,897 cases against the institution of 19,098 cases, leaving behind total pendency of 39,317 cases.

The full court observed that there is rising trend in institution of cases that shows the trust of people in institution of judiciary.

Nisar asked the full court to put forward suggestions and strategies to improve the case management.

The full court discussed in detail different ways and means for effective functioning of the court and underlined the need to categorise the cases so that dispensation of justice can further be improved.

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The chief justice thanked the judges and appreciated their commitment, devotion for cause of dispensation of justice to public at large so as to redress their grievances and to provide relief to them.

The meeting also discussed different administrative and judicial issues relating to the internal working of the court.

The chief justice apprised the judges that the purpose of the meeting was to review the performance of the Supreme Court in terms of dispensation of justice and disposal of cases and to deliberate on the issues and matters pertaining to smooth functioning of the court.