CJ PHC for expeditious disposal of family matters, under trial prisoners' cases.

PESHAWAR -- The Chief Justice of Peshawar High Court (PH) Justice Musarrat Hilali while expressing her concerns about the huge pendency of cases had directed the District and Sessions Judges to dispose of the cases of under-trial prisoners and family matters expeditiously.

During her surprise visit to Sub-Jail Nowshera and the Courts of District Judiciary Nowshera, she warned the Judges that there would be zero tolerance for corruption and strict actions would be taken against the delinquent officers and officials, said a press release issued here on Tuesday.

The CJ inspected each and every barrack personally and gave a patient hearing to all the prisoners by listening to their complaints and submissions individually.

The District and sessions judge Nowshera and Judicial Magistrate accompanied her ladyship.

The prisoners had the majority of the complainant regarding the non-appearance of the counsels and prosecution witnesses which is causing hurdles for expeditious disposal of their cases.

Complaints were also made regarding the non-conducive environment and overcrowding in the Nowshera jail and lack of basic facilities.

The CJ then and there issued strict directions to all concerned authorities for emergent fixation of the matters and also directed proper medical facilitation and treatment of the inmates.

On the complaints of the inmates...

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