Action shall ensue against judges over underperformance: CJP

Dunya News

The top judge said people are crying for justice.

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Friday has said that all the judges will be held accountable as the Supreme Judicial Council is very active now.

While hearing a case pertaining to the high court’s supervisory role towards district courts, the top judge said people are crying for justice.

Bench No. 1 of Supreme Court (SC) has decided around 7000 cases, on contrary, asked about the number of cases disposed of by the judges of subordinate courts, they have merely 20 cases to tell, said the CJP.

He went on to say that the high courts have badly failed to play their supervisory role and that the concerned committees are also not monitoring their performances.

Every judge demands car, bungalow and other incentives but they are not giving their best to judiciary, he added.  

He also warned of action under Article 209 against judges over underperformance.