Wednesday Dec 05, 2018
ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Saqib Nisar said on Wednesday that time had come to bring reforms in the law and increase the number of judges in the country.
Addressing a symposium here, the chief justice said the law dating back to the 19th century was being practiced in the country.
"To run the country, Parliament is the supreme institution," he said, lamenting that eons had passed but legislation was not made.
"Now the time has come to bring reforms in the law," Justice Nisar said. "We will have to increase the number of judges and update the judicial structure."
He questioned was the law dating back to 1850 applicable today.
The chief justice stressed the need for assistance from the prime minister and parliament in this regard.
"The judiciary can't bear this burden now that a case is heard for years and years," he said, adding that it was high time to quit the practice of boycotting parliamentary proceedings.
Justice Nisar called for providing judiciary tools necessary to fulfill modern-day requisites.
The symposium on population control, held at the Supreme Court under the chief justice, was also addressed by Prime Minister Imran Khan.
All four provincial chief ministers and Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider also attended the day-long event.