PESHAWAR: Senior lawyer and constitutional expert Mian Muhibullah Kakakhel has submitted suggestion to the chief justice Peshawar High Court (PHC) for online hearing of cases amid rising number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan.
Muhibullah Kakakhel has asked for establishment of e-court such as submissions, e-affidavit, e-payment of court fees, e-payment of hard copies for judges and e-hearing to save the lawyers, judges, staff and litigants from contracting Covid-19.
He said it would not only function the courts which would administer justice but also help in fast disposal of the cases.
He said that lawyers were demanding from the bar council and bar associations for help in the epidemic and a meeting of the bar council was held in which an account was established and senior lawyers were asked to deposit money in that account to help the lawyer community.
The E-Court facility would be beneficial for the welfare of lawyers and they would also earn their livelihood by filing and arguing their cases from their homes/ offices.
The senior lawyer suggested the chief justice Peshawar High Court to establish E-Courts in the whole province both in high court and district courts.
Mian Muhibullah Kakakhel said the E-Court would not only facilitate litigants but lawyers would also earn their livelihood without asking for any support or funds from Bar Council and Bar Associations.