Model courts decide 1,523 cases in 12 days


ISLAMABAD: The model courts have decided some 1,523 cases across the country in 12 days since their inception on April 01.

Under the new judicial policy, total 116 model courts were established in the country, including two in Islamabad, 36 in Punjab, 27 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 27 in Sindh and 24 in Balochistan.

According to a report of the monitoring cell, during the first 12 days, the performance of model courts remained exemplary as they decided 642 murder and 881 narcotics cases.

About 5,966 witnesses were testified by the courts, including 163 in Islamabad, 2,502 in Punjab, 1,077 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 1,155 in Sindh and 1069 in Balochistan.

The courts decided 635 murder cases and gave death sentence to 45 accused, including two in Islamabad, 29 in Punjab, five in KP, eight in Sindh and one in Balochistan. Similarly, 143 accused were given life imprisonment, including one in Islamabad, 49 in Punjab, 18 in KP, 44 in Sindh and 31 in Balochistan.

Similarly, the courts decided 881 narcotics cases, including 28 in Islamabad, 364 in Punjab, 237 in KP, 94 in Sindh and 158 in Balochistan. Some 298 accused were given imprisonment sentence along with Rs 62.7 million fines.