Karachi: In a period of five months only, a total of 12,584 murder, as well as narcotics cases, has been decided by 167 model courts. These courts were set up across the country to conduct fair and swift trails.
According to official data, the MCTCs (Model Criminal Trial Courts) have recently decided 4,897 murder cases and 7,687 narcotics cases by simply conducting expeditious trials after the establishment of the model on April 1. During the trials, 55,619 witnesses were examined in the murder and narcotics cases.
As per the statistics presented to the District and Sessions Judge, Sohail Nasir of the MCTC, Islamabad-West has topped the list with 69 murder cases, followed by Additional District and Sessions Judge Ghulam Qadir Tunio of the MCTC, who heard 60 murder cases from Kambar-Shahdadkot.
In the murder category, Islamabad-West had 69 murder cases to be solved, Kambar- Shahdadkot had 60 cases whereas Mardan had 55 cases. In the narcotics category, there were 135 cases from Charsadda, 132 from Karachi Malir and 118 from Mianwali.
Asif Saeed Khosa, the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) will be giving awards to the 24 presiding officers out of 167 MCTCs for deciding the maximum number of cases at the district level.
The judges set this special model in April for the quick disposal of the criminal cases that involves heinous offenses that are mostly kept as pending cases over the overloaded sessions courts.
Nadia Syed; Additional District and Sessions Judge of the MCTC decided Mardan murder cases, Arbab Sohail Hamid; Additional District and Sessions Judge of the MCTC decided Charsadda narcotics cases, Naveed Ahmed Soomro; Additional District and Sessions Judge of the MCTC decided Karachi-Malir Cases and Raja Muhammad Ajmal Khan; Additional District and Sessions Judge of the MCTC decided Mianwali narcotics cases.