KARACHI: A total of 12,584 cases of murder and narcotics have been resolved in approximately five months by 167 model courts established throughout the country to carry out rapid trials, emerged Thursday.
The model criminal trial courts (MCTC) decided 4,897 cases of murder and 7,687 cases of narcotics by conducting expedited trials since its establishment on April 1, according to official data obtained by Sunrise. A total of 55,619 witnesses were examined in these cases.
Statistics showed that the District Judge and Sessions Sohail Nasir of the MCTC Islamabad-West topped the list when deciding 69 murder cases, followed by the Additional District Judge and Sessions Ghulam Qadir Tunio of the MCTC Kambar-Shahdadkot, who decided 60 cases of murder.
The president of the Supreme Court of Pakistan (CJP), Asif Saeed Khosa, will award prizes to the presidents of 24, of the 167 MCTC, on Friday (today) for deciding the maximum number of cases at the district level.
CJP will award prizes to the presidents of 24 courts
The country's top judge had established model courts in April for the rapid elimination of criminal cases related to heinous crimes that used to remain pending before the courts of overloaded sessions.
Additional District and Sessions Judge Nadia Syed of MCTC Mardan decided 55 murder cases.
In the second category, ASJ Arbab Sohail Hamid of the MCTC Charsadda decided the largest number of narcotic cases (135). ASJ Naveed Ahmed Soomro of the MCTC Karachi-Malir decided 132 cases of narcotics and ASJ Raja Muhammad Ajmal Khan of the MCTC Mianwali eliminated 118 cases of narcotics.
In the third category, ASJ Arbab Sohail Hamid (Charsadda) decided the highest number of murder and narcotics cases (185). ASJ Naveed Ahmed Soomro de Malir decided 180 murder and narcotics cases and DJ Sohail Nasir of Islamabad-West eliminated 167 of those cases.
ASJ Raja Asif Mehmood of the MCTC Islamabad-East decided a total of 93 murder and narcotics cases. In Punjab, ASJ Muhammad Wajid Minhas of Kasur decided the highest number of murder cases (54), while ASJ Farhan Mudassar of Sargodha decided 53 and ASJ Chaudhry Zia Ullah of Sheikhupura eliminated 42 of these cases.
ASJ Raja Muhammad Ajmal Khan of the MCTC Mianwali decided the highest number of narcotic cases (118), followed by ASJ Ghulam Shabbir Hussain of Jhelum with 89 and ASJ Raja Shahid Zamir of Rawalpindi 79 cases.
In Sindh, ASJ Ghulam Qadir Tunio of Kambar-Shahdadkot decided the highest number of murder cases (60), followed by ASJ Liaqat Ali Khoso of Karachi-Central with 52 and ASJ Naveed Ahmed Soomro de Malir 48 cases of murder.
ASJ Soomro de Malir decided the maximum number of narcotic cases (132), followed by ASJ Haleem Ahmed of Karachi-East with 63 cases and DJ Syed Zulfiqar Ali Shah of Tando Muhammad Khan who eliminated 46 cases of narcotics.
ASJ Shyam Laal Ladhani of Larkana decided a total of 74 murder and narcotics cases.
In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, two judges – ASJ Nadia Syed of MCTC Mardan and ASJ Zainab Reham of Abbottabad – decided the highest number of murder cases (55 and 51), followed by ASJ Arbab Sohail of Charsadda, who decided 50 of those cases.
ASJ Arbab Sohail decided the highest number of drug cases (135), followed by ASJ Usman Wali of D.I. Khan with 114 drug cases. ASJ Zainab Reham and ASJ Muhammad Zaib Khan of Swabi decided 83 drug cases each.
In Balochistan, ASJ Asad Ullah Kakar of Dera Murad Jamali decided the highest number of murder cases (47), while ASJ Zafar Jan de Barkhan eliminated 29 cases and DJ Munir Ahmed de Loralai 21 cases of murder.
DJ Zafar Ullah Bazai of Quetta decided 40 cases of narcotics, DJ Tahir Humayun of Gwadar 36 and DJ Munir Ahmad Marri de Loralai 22 of such cases.
Posted on Dawn, August 30, 2019