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D.I. KHAN: Mr Justice Shahabuddin Khan, Senior Judge of the West Pakistan High Court, Peshawar Bench, paid a surprise visit to the local courts here yesterday [April 19], to ensure the quick disposal of pending cases. He urged upon the early disposal of delayed cases to save the people from unnecessary inconvenience.

Mr Justice Shahabuddin observed that the Jirga system has not proved a success. With a view to improving the Jirga system, he said that the names of those Jirga members who could not attend the proceedings would be struck off from the panel.

Mr Justice Shahabuddin, after inspection of courts, expressed satisfaction with the work. He also paid a visit to the local bar and had a chat with the lawyers. He assured them his help in solving their problems. — Agency

[Meanwhile, as reported by our correspondent in Karachi,] The Karachi Sea Customs will observe an ‘Efficiency and Courtesy Week’ from today [April 21] to undertake “an exercise in self-discipline and efficiency and to go through a course of training and learning”. The Customs officials, who deal with about 10 lakh people annually, mostly foreigners and diplomats, will not only aim to improve upon the public dealings during the week but will also strive to better themselves individually by being punctual and working harder at the office.

Published in Dawn, April 21st, 2019