E-court System a new form of justice arrives in Pakistan

E-court Pakistan
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Pakistan’s federal government has introduced and put in practice the country’s first e-court system. The court will provide citizens with speedy justice in the cases of corruption.

In the first case of the e-court, the accountability court’s special Judge Suhail Nasir recorded statements of as many as five witnesses including the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Sukkur Superintendent in Mudaraba case. Statements are being recorded on a 40 inch LED screen while the defense counsel cross-examined the prosecutors at the same time. Also, through social media and VioP services such as SKYPE. The is a pilot project and if successful may be implemented nationwide.

It is expected that with modern technology the court will be able to decide the cases quickly. In addition, they will be able to record statements of foreigners and overseas Pakistanis without them being in the country. This is a welcome initiative for the citizens who lose hope in courts because of the time lengths and withdraw cases that never see the light of justice.