Rawalpindi - The Chief Justice Lahore High Court Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah on Tuesday said that Arbitration Dispute Resolution Centres, introduced in District Judiciary, have given commendable results by resolving longstanding under-trial cases just over a cup of tea during a meeting between the parties.

The newly-introduced mutual arbitration system in the presence of trained judges of District Judiciary had been providing immediate relief to the aggrieved parties and 3825 number of cases had so far been amicably resolved in 36 districts of the province within few months.

He stated this while addressing a special ceremony held in the Judicial Complex Rawalpindi today on Tuesday organised by the District and Sessions Judge, Rawalpindi Suhail Nasir with the help of judges of Rawalpindi division. The ceremony was attended by Patron Sweet Homes Ch Zamurd Khan, Executive Vice-President PANAH Dr Abdul Qayyum Awan, teachers and students of law colleges, representatives of civil society and other officers.

The Chief Justice Lahore High Court Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah said that the purpose of establishing ADR centres is to provide a smart and easy solution for cases by providing them with an alternative option to the litigants to resolve their grievances in a congenial atmosphere.

He said that all judges of the province would be provided special training of arbitration so that they could minimize the number of pending cases through the arbitration process with the connivance of litigants. He asked District and Session judges and all other judges in the province to take initiative and try to decide the cases through arbitration if possible.

He lauded the role of media in educating people and promoting the spirit of the provincial judiciary with regard to providing speedy justice to the litigants. On this occasion, an 8-year-old girl named, Sanam, whose mother is under the imprisonment in Central Jail Adiala in a murder case, was given under the safe custody of Chaudhry Zamurd Khan for her proper education and training at Sweet Home.

The Chief Justice Lahore High Court also appreciated the keen interest and efforts of District and Sessions Judge, Rawalpindi Suhail Nasir who had worked hard and transformed words into actions for the provision of speedy justice through ADR centres.

District and Sessions Judge Suhail Nasir informed that 611 cases had been resolved in ADR centres of Rawalpindi Division in just a few months and this initiative has provided a sigh of relief to those litigants who want to resolve their issues through arbitration.

Judge Maqsood Ahmed Anjum from Attock and Judge Bilal Iftikhar from Jhelum shared success stories of cases resolved under ADR centres with the participants of the ceremony. Some beneficiaries of ADR Centres also expressed their gratitude for providing them with a platform to seek justice without any delay.