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

Published: July 26, 2013
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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 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

PESHAWAR: 

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.

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Reader Comments (41)

  • MOA
    Jul 26, 2013 - 9:42PM

    Bravo KPK !! Hope it helps serve its purpose

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  • Akbar Khan
    Jul 26, 2013 - 9:53PM

    Excellent Step….May Allah make it successful.

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  • Silas
    Jul 26, 2013 - 10:07PM

    Not PTI supporters will come and take the credit as if this was done by Imran Khan’s jaado ki chari, ignoring the fact that it was started two years ago by the previous government.

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  • Muhammad Saqib
    Jul 26, 2013 - 10:20PM

    It’s 26 July not 27th. Is ET Drunk?

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  • A J khan
    Jul 26, 2013 - 10:21PM

    When they cannot deliver justice from the comfort of their palatial courts, how come they will do marvels from buses? Very soon, these court buses will be used for marriages of their kith and kin.

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  • Jul 26, 2013 - 10:22PM

    Few days ago my friend won a case in supreme court that was filed by his grandfather in 1948..
    Now this mobile court is just a joke, if you cant provide quick justice in regular courts how the mobile court will do this ?

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  • Baloch Insafian
    Jul 26, 2013 - 10:30PM

    Feel the Change! :)

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  • Usman Masood
    Jul 26, 2013 - 10:54PM

    Meanwhile in Punjab the police and the courts are still the same old disappointment.

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  • Nowsherwan Riaz
    Jul 26, 2013 - 11:10PM

    to deliver quick justice bring in the islamic system of justice… only then things like mobile courts will work

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  • Rizzo
    Jul 26, 2013 - 11:26PM

    Good step and to be followed in all Pakistan. Please do not term it pti initiative however credit would go to them if implemented successfully.

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  • MMWaqas
    Jul 26, 2013 - 11:33PM

    @Silas: What about Arfa software technology park. What do think who initiated it? there are many other examples . you should give credit to current KPK government to complete this project.

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  • Silas
    Jul 26, 2013 - 11:59PM

    ^^see i told you

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  • Waqas
    Jul 27, 2013 - 12:04AM

    Its too early to judge, we will be satisfied when the we start to get justice.

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  • Muhammad Waqas
    Jul 27, 2013 - 12:06AM

    Lets hope the poor will get justice at their door steps.

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  • A.A
    Jul 27, 2013 - 12:29AM

    First good move until now by kpk government.

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  • Umer
    Jul 27, 2013 - 12:41AM

    Just a gimmick Have they fixed the present courts first?

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  • Reader
    Jul 27, 2013 - 12:46AM

    @Silas:
    Unless you read it wrong, the idea was proposed two years ago and not actually started two years ago. Who do you think gave them the funding to do this ? ANP? I dont think so. Happy Trolling.

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  • mansoor
    Jul 27, 2013 - 12:56AM

    how do you prevent terrorists from blowing it up?

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  • Syed A. Mateen
    Jul 27, 2013 - 1:20AM

    Similar mobile courts are badly needed all over the country.

    But what is the guarantee of safety of the mobile courts?

    It is very essential in view of the law and order situation.

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  • Jul 27, 2013 - 1:22AM

    I appreciate this step of KPK, IK always say about justice but today he proved that

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  • Khan
    Jul 27, 2013 - 1:29AM

    I like the intention behind this cause, a bigger question is how/if these judgements will be implemented?

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  • Sabih
    Jul 27, 2013 - 1:34AM

    @ishtiaq:
    The Supreme Court of Pakistan was formed on 2nd March 1956.

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  • Pacer
    Jul 27, 2013 - 1:58AM

    @ Silas .. The project was not started 2 years ago, it was proposed two years ago. So were Bhasha Dam, Thar Coal and numerous other projects. Its not about ‘Josh-e-Khitabat’ and promising bullet trains and random stuff. Its about delivery and PTI govt has done that

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  • Jul 27, 2013 - 2:26AM

    Proposed 2 years ago, implemented during the PTI govt.

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  • Zain
    Jul 27, 2013 - 2:36AM

    @Reader: UNDP released tenders for design in December 2012. Not PTI at work. PHC working with multilateral financiers.

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  • Go zardari go
    Jul 27, 2013 - 6:52AM

    @Silas:
    You mean like the Nooras taking credit for the nuclear bombs.

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  • Riaz Ahmad
    Jul 27, 2013 - 7:16AM

    @Silas:
    Petty minds petty remarks.

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  • Jul 27, 2013 - 9:46AM

    I like the intention behind this cause, a bigger question is how/if these judgements will be implemented?

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  • Jul 27, 2013 - 12:25PM

    A good move. Let us all share to make it successful & practical.
    We hope people of all the provinces including Karachi should get this speedy justice.
    It is 27-07-2013 no progress so appears.
    those responsibles & the Chief Justice & International Human Right Commissions & the Funding Agencies should also take notice of the present situation ensuring better n quick utilation of the funds.

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  • sattar rind
    Jul 27, 2013 - 1:50PM

    it seems not practical.

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  • Jul 27, 2013 - 1:59PM

    How PTI is dying to take the credit?
    My dear PTI supporters.The initiative was earlier expected to be launched in 2012 even before the election 2013.The Project was ready ok.Present KPK govt has no share in it.PTI k aate hi KPK main bomb blast ziada tez hogaye hain……….

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  • tanvir
    Jul 27, 2013 - 2:37PM

    Naya KPK!

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  • skhan
    Jul 27, 2013 - 2:43PM

    Awesome idea! Good job PTI… I hope it delivers too,
    I also had an idea of mobile hospital with one step ahead of an ambulance, with life saving equipment installed, in case of bomb attacks and any terrorists attack you may be able to save 50% of lives!! its manageable, overseas Pakistanis can contribute to the project if they were ensured its implementation.

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  • shahid
    Jul 27, 2013 - 3:40PM

    First go and try and sentence Ayla Malik for cheating, lying, doing fraud and stealing peoples rights and honor; If you with this BUS cannot do this first, then STOP this drama and political scoring;

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  • Kazim Muneer
    Jul 27, 2013 - 8:13PM

    @Silas:
    Two Years Ago, it was started. However, no body bothered to complete it. The current KPK Government, at least, took the steps to make it a reality.

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  • ishtiaq
    Jul 27, 2013 - 10:30PM

    @Sabih Thanks for your information. however that case was filed in a lower court , it went to high court and than supreme court recently.

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  • Parvez
    Jul 28, 2013 - 12:01AM

    If a bus could deliver speedy justice………..there would be no need for a judicial system.

    You can take the horse to the wather trough but the trick is to make the horse drink.

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  • Shahrukh
    Jul 28, 2013 - 12:06AM

    Even though the project was proposed by the Peshawar High Court during the ANP government but PTI government does deserve to get credit that they within the first 100 days launched the project.

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  • [email protected]
    Jul 28, 2013 - 1:19AM

    @Silas: It was proposed two years ago, but was not initiated by previous government. PTI’s government initiated the proposal. Try to think beyond your cast and creed, try to think beyond the boundaries of your personal liking and disliking. And do check the difference between, Proposed and Initiation ;)

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  • Ali Asghar
    Jul 28, 2013 - 9:37PM

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

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  • Taimur Akhunzada
    Sep 6, 2013 - 2:48AM

    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

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