‘Justice on Wheels’: Mobile court all set to deliver prompt justice

PHC chief justice to inaugurate the project lying in wait for the past two years.

Umer Farooq July 26, 2013
The travelling court is equipped with a solar energy generation system. It will travel to villages across Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa to deliver justice to people at their doorstep. PHOTO: EXPRESS


The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa mobile courts project will be inaugurated today (Saturday), two years after it was initially proposed.

The initiative was earlier expected to be launched in 2012.

The mobile court is equipped with all facilities needed in a courtroom and will be inaugurated by Peshawar High Court (PHC) Chief Justice (CJ) Dost Muhammad Khan, while Judicial Magistrate Fazl-e-Wadud would be hearing various cases.

Justice Khan had proposed the mobile court or ‘Justice on Wheels’ project nearly two years ago. It was meant to resolve petty civil disputes and criminal cases at the earliest and at the involved parties’ doorstep. The travelling court will also help reduce the number of pending cases in courts.

“Justice on wheels will travel to each village and both complainants and defendants would be summoned to appear. Judges will listen to both parties and resolve disputes on the spot with lesser time and no cost,” CJ Khan said earlier.

The travelling court is equipped with a solar energy generation system and has been prepared at a cost of Rs15 million.

For those living in areas far from existing courts, the project will give some respite.

Lawyers termed the project an innovative step which will not only help provide people speedy justice but will also help them save their time and money as travelling from distant villages to the provincial capital is often quite taxing.

PHC Bar Association President Ishtiaq Ibrahim welcomed the move. “We are well aware of the law and order in the province, particularly a few districts where the situation is out of the authorities’ control,” he said. This project will at least give residents access to justice.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 27th, 2013.


Taimur Akhunzada | 8 years ago | Reply

people have given different comments on mobile court service. I respect all of them. Some are supportive while others are discouraging. some have said, this was suggested by the previous government. The previous government was in power only because of their good suggestions. I agree with you, the previous government had so many good suggestion but my dear friend, you need to know that there is a huge difference in suggestion and implementation. PTI will implement good suggestion by other politicians in addition to its own works. This mobile court is for those who have lost faith in court proceedings and are unwilling to sort out their long pending cases. This also meant for cases where the court time can be save and allocated only to severe cases. All minor cases such as land disputes, small crimes etc will be dealt with in these mobile courts. It is a good step towards restoring justice and we should appreciate it whole heartedly

Ali Asghar | 8 years ago | Reply

Easy justice is more important for our country. Best of luck Imran. Best of luck KPK.

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