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Succession certificates to be issued by NADRA: Chief justice

Reporting | - Posted: Apr 13, 2019 | Last Updated: 2 years ago
Posted: Apr 13, 2019 | Last Updated: 2 years ago
Succession certificates to be issued by NADRA: Chief justice

All state institutions must work to make sure the citizens of Pakistan get quick and inexpensive justice, said Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa.

From the police to the health department, everyone will need to play their part, he told participants of the National Judicial Conference in Islamabad on Saturday.

The chief justice also announced that people will now obtain succession certificates from NADRA instead of the court. Succession certificates are obtained by the legal heirs of a deceased person in order to inherit their property. They will need a Family Registration Certificate (FRC) to get the succession certificate. “The court will only be involved in case of disputes,” he said.

He also announced that court fees would be fixed in order to save time. He also said that the performance of judges will be monitored through a system earlier used by the Sindh High Court.

Justice Khosa said they have tried to impress upon the inspectors-general of police to ensure that investigations are completed within the given time frame and that challans are presented before the courts on time.

“The state must take responsibility for the cases and for this we have called upon all state agencies to cooperate in producing private as well as state witnesses,” said Justice Khosa.

He said that the police have to make sure that witnesses, even those abroad, are produced before courts. This includes making sure that prisoners are brought to courts in working prison vans, he said. If the prison van breaks down, we’ll take action against the chief of the prison, the top judge warned. Similarly, the health department is responsible to present doctors as expert witnesses in cases relating to injuries, rape and murder. Lastly, forensic science agencies are responsible for presenting medical and forensic reports to the court.

Justice Khosa said that unfortunately, the justice system is not one of parliament’s priorities. He urged parliament to look into amendments to existing legislation to improve judicial policy.

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“There are certain laws that need to be revisited, including the Anti-Terrorism Act,” he said. “We have constituted a seven-member bench to avoid cases falling under the Act. In the past, rape, murder and even robbery cases were lodged under the Act.”

Appreciating the performance of judges of model courts, he said the model trial courts will not grant adjournments in order to ensure the timely conclusion of cases.

Giving the example of Britain and the United States judiciary, the top judge said Pakistan needs to develop and then follow a strict timeline.

“After the consent of both parties, the schedule of the case will be fixed and after the trial has been scheduled a certificate will be issued to all the parties. That certificate will be then presented to the high court and the Supreme Court so that other cases on the following dates will be adjourned,” said Justice Khosa.

He also said that no case will be adjourned in order for judges to write judgments. “The day the arguments are presented in front of the court will be the day when the judgments are pronounced and written,” he said.


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  1. Sher Ali  April 14, 2019 11:32 am/ Reply

    If some1 makes a will through attorney before death, will it be acceptable as a valid document.

  2. Ghazanfar Dar  April 14, 2019 2:09 pm/ Reply

    A very good decision that would greatly facilitate the citizens and especially save them from lenthgy court procedures and lawyers’ fee.

  3. Ahsan ali  April 14, 2019 3:25 pm/ Reply

    Agar wo shakhs fout hogya fir attorney ki koi value nahi hoti

  4. Aman  April 15, 2019 9:57 am/ Reply

    This is good announcement provided it is implemented. The honorable CJ must look into the corruption of Judicial staff and should stop it. Accountability of Judges for wrong decisions needs to be implemented. The general public suffer a lot because of tge ineffective judicial system and the corrupt judicial staff.

  5. Ali  April 15, 2019 2:56 pm/ Reply

    Is there any notice issue when this will start or they already started issue the succession from Nadra ?

  6. S Zulfiqar Zaidi  November 17, 2019 1:00 am/ Reply

    how much minimum amount is required for succession certificate.If 101 shares are left by deceased and book value is Rs 18500/=and book value is Rs 1010/= kindly inform me

  7. Hasan  February 27, 2020 12:03 pm/ Reply

    Any further development in issuance of “Letter of Administration” process through NADRA. Kindly also inform me where I can be facilitated in Karachi for the same.

  8. Sajid Mahmooed  August 27, 2020 12:07 am/ Reply

    how and where we will file a complaint against a civil judge who committed any fraud or tried to fraud? What is the procedure ?

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