Committee calls for strengthening human resource of JCP

ISLAMABAD, Apr 17 (APP):Sub-Committee of Senate Standing Committee on Law and Justice on Wednesday called for strengthening the human resource and structural issues of the Judicial Commission of Pakistan to enhance the research work at the Commission.

The matter came under discussion in the meeting which reviewing the Law and Justice Commission of Pakistan Ordinance, 1979 to improve its effectiveness
and contributions towards judicial system.

The meeting, held under the chairmanship of Senator Mian Raza Rabbani here at the Parliament House, was attended among others by Senator Musadik Masood Malik, officials from the Commission and the ministry.

The committee was informed that Law and Justice Commission is headed by the Chief Justice of Pakistan and has the chief justices of High Courts, Federal Shariat Court, Attorney General of Pakistan, Secretary Law and Justice Ministry and some eminent lawyers as its members.

The core functions of the commission were also explicated upon in the meeting.
It was informed that 138 reports have been prepared by the Commission recently while 74 have not been implemented so far.

It was informed that 20 commissions were recently constituted on human right issues and suo moto cases on orders of the Supreme Court.

The committee observed that constituting a commission is not included in the functions of the commission and this area needs to be looked into in detail.

The committee was also informed about the working and administrative structure of National Judicial Policy Making Committee.

The members of the committee asked to provide background of provincial coordination committee and how were they constituted.

The committee called for strengthening the human resource and structural issues of the Commission and enhancing the research wing which is responsible for the core function of the Commission.

The committee will have a formal briefing by the Commission in the next meeting. It was also decided to call all relevant stakeholders to respective meetings of sub-committee.