For the first ever time in the judicial history of Pakistan, the Supreme Court (SC) will start electronic (e-court) system from 27th May, 2019.
The Supreme Court had decided this year to introduce e-court system at its principal seat of Islamabad to provide video link facility for lawyers’ arguments from four branch registries of the country.
From onwards 27 May cases will be heard and decided by the three-member bench at Islamabad through the application of information communication technology tools (electronic-Court).
Ultimately, the e-court facility will provide an effective and efficient platform which will discourage adjournments, encourage legal fraternity to plead their cases without any delay.
Moreover, at the same time provide convenience to the advocates to pursue their cases in other courts in the city where the branch registry is situated.
E-court will also help improve removal of cases and reduce the backlog. The system will be cost effective and time-saving and will improve accessibility.