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CJ Khosa Terms PIC Attack ‘Unbelievable’, Calls For Self-Accountability

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Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Asif Saeed Khosa on Saturday said that the attack on the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) was ‘tragic’, ‘unbelievable’ and ‘shocking’. The CJP also said that his heart and thoughts are with those who suffered because of this incident, adding that it was an opportunity for introspection and self-accountability.

He said that the three most noble professions are ‘medicine, law and divinity’ and said that practitioners should try to keep these professions noble as well.

The CJ said he won’t comment further on the subject, as the case was being heard by the Lahore High Court (LHC). CJ Khosa then moved on to talk about the legal system in general and how they have been trying to up-haul it.

He said that the judges wanted to make the system work and change the perception that the trial courts are dying.

He said that they started reforming the system from criminal trials because those arrested have to spend a long time in jail awaiting their verdict.

The CJP said that they reformed this by giving one judge one case at a time instead of giving them 40 to 50 cases at once. This made cases move faster and hence released the backlog.

They’ve also tried to fix the issue by taking the burden of complainants to find witnesses and instead empowering the police to help in this case.

The CJ added that they made it sure that judges listen to cases on set days so that there is no longer a backlog.

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