ISLAMABAD: The National Judicial Policy Making Committee (NJPMC) on Thursday chose that courts would remain open at all levels by lowering the judicial workload so that individuals operating in the courts or going to will not be exposed to any danger of getting impacted by coronavirus.
A conference of the NJPMC was held here under the chairmanship of Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Gulzar Ahmed.
Resolving the conference, the CJP said that the courts will not jeopardize on the judicial system and not let it be thwarted by getting stressed. He stated that the peak judiciary of the nation will ensure and take all the needed preventive steps for health and safety of the judges, court personnel, legal representatives, litigants and other justice sector stakeholders up to the district and tehsil levels.
He stated that in-depth directions have actually currently been released to all high courts to take all possible preventive steps by method of case management to ensure that the courtrooms are not crowded and physical contact in between people is prevented.
After considerations, the committee all dealt with that standards released by the Supreme Court will be embraced by the Federal Shariat Court and high courts up to the district and tehsil courts. The exact same might likewise be forwarded to the remarkable judiciary of Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.
The committee likewise pondered upon and directed that the prison prisoners (detainees) will be secured from being exposed to the danger of coronavirus/infection without rejection of their right of family conferences, nevertheless, authorities will ensure to embrace preventive steps and manage the treatment of conferences.
The committee likewise pondered upon probability of prison prisoners to be exposed to coronavirus originating from outside, for that reason, visitors going to prison properties need to be taken a look at and correctly evaluated to prevent any hazard of infection of coronavirus to the detainees. He will be quarantined within prison properties without any hold-up if any detainee is discovered contaminated.