Chief Justice Qazi Faez Isa of Pakistan recently released the latest roster of judges in the Supreme Court, and it came after consultations with two senior judges. This move aims to organize and streamline the allocation of cases to different benches within the Supreme Court.
The newly formed benches under the roster include a total of five benches, each with a specific composition of judges. This allocation ensures that cases are distributed effectively and expediently, based on their nature and importance.
In Bench Number 1, Chief Justice Qazi Faez Isa himself is joined by Justice Aminuddin and Justice Athar Minallah. Bench Number 2 consists of Justice Sardar Tariq and Justice Masrat Hilali. Bench Number 3 comprises Justice Ijaz-ul-Hasan, Justice Munib Akhtar, and Justice Shahid Wahid. Bench Number 4 includes Justice Yahya Afridi, Justice Mazhar Akbar Naqvi, and Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar. Finally, Bench Number 5 consists of Justice Jamal Khan Mandokhail, Justice Ayesha Malik, and Justice Hasan Azhar Rizvi.
One notable aspect of this development is the removal of the restraint on forming benches to hear cases related to the Practice and Procedure Act. Previously, there were restrictions on the formation of benches for cases governed by this act. This change signifies a more flexible approach to dealing with a broader range of legal matters.
The release of the roster is a standard practice in the Supreme Court of Pakistan and is essential for the efficient and systematic handling of cases. It ensures that cases are distributed evenly among the judges and that matters of national and legal importance are appropriately addressed.
This development also reflects the commitment of the judiciary in Pakistan to uphold the rule of law and maintain transparency in the administration of justice. It is an essential step in ensuring that cases are heard and resolved in a timely and fair manner, contributing to the overall integrity of the legal system in the country.
Overall, the release of the new roster by Chief Justice Qazi Faez Isa and the Supreme Court of Pakistan is a significant administrative move that seeks to improve the functioning of the judiciary and enhance access to justice for the citizens of Pakistan. It demonstrates the judiciary’s dedication to its constitutional role in upholding the principles of justice and the rule of law.