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Alternative Dispute Resolution centres opened in Punjab

By Khalid Iqbal
June 02, 2017

Rawalpindi: Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) centres have been inaugurated in all lower courts throughout Punjab including Rawalpindi District Courts here on Thursday where both parties could resolve their issues through negotiations.

District and Sessions Judge, Rawalpindi Sohail Nasir inaugurated Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) centre at the judicial complex where all cases like family cases, attempt to murder cases, scuffle cases, land cases and murder cases will be resolved through negotiations.

During media talk, District and Sessions Judge, Rawalpindi Sohail Nasir said that unfortunately there are 1.3 million cases of different nature pending with the lower courts of Punjab. The numbers of judges are less. “We needed 320 years to resolve these pending cases with this number of judges,” he expressed concern.

He said that Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) would prove a game changer for judiciary system. It is our basic responsibility to check strikes. “We can resolve our issues through dialogue after court hours,” he said and added that concerned district and tehsil bars should approach the Punjab Bar Council in case of any issue. He said that it was possible to resolve criminal cases through ADR centres. It has big canvass as both parties could not go in appeal if ADR centre decides a case, he said.