Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Qazi Faiz Isa has called on his fraternity to stop the practice of seeking adjournments in order to decrease the number of pending cases in the apex court of the country.
On Monday, during a hearing of an agreement violation case, the CJP stated, “Get this out of our mind that adjournments will be granted [in cases] from now on,” he said, adding that they should now be considered a thing of the past.
Emphasizing that there are numerous cases before the Supreme Court that are still pending, Qazi Faez Isa said that in every case, a notice will be given to parties on a single hearing, and a decision will be made about the arguments in the next hearing.
CJP Isa said that by using this case, he was telling everyone that adjournments would no longer be granted.
The top judge remarked that other courts grant time to submit case-related documents. The Supreme Court is the last resort court where records of all cases have been filed in advance, he added.