Muzaffarabad Chief Justice Azad Jammu Kashmir High Court Justice Sadaqat Hussain Raja has said the use of modern technology in the judicial system would help in dispensation of justice to common man at his doorstep.
He was speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the online hearing system of the cases in the AJK High Court. He said that the distance will be narrowed with the use of modern technology. He said that the circuit benches will not be finished by this system but will become more active and dynamic.
“Under e-Courts, there will be an option for lawyers who want to take their cases online, rules have been framed and procedures have been laid down in this regard”, he added.
The Chief Justice said that the district courts are being further improved. He thanked the IT Board, AJK that has taken great interest in the initiation of online cases in the High Court.
On the occasion Judge High Court Justice Khalid Rasheed Chaudhry said that with the efforts of the Chief Justice High Court, the hearing of online cases has started. He said that the regular cases will be heard through this technology.
Vice Chairman Bar Council Raja Nadeem speaking on video link from Circuit Beach Mirpur said that the legal fraternity is grateful to the Chief Justice for the initiation of online cases in the High Court. This important step in the history of the judiciary will be written in golden letters.
Member Bar Council Chaudhry Shaukat Aziz said that the start of online hearing of cases will provide convenience to both lawyers and civilians, President High Court Bar Association Sardar Hamid Raza while addressing on video link from Mirpur, President Center Bar Association Raja Aftab, President Poonch Bar Association Sardar Khalid Mehmood and President Kotli Bar Association Sardar Ghulam Mustafa also paid tribute to the Chief Justice for starting the online system in Azad Jammu and Kashmir High Court.
Azad Jammu and Kashmir High Court headquarters have been connected to all Circuit Benches in Azad Kashmir through video link. Cases can be heard online from the circuit benches at Kotli, Mirpur and Rawalkot.