The primary mission of the Shariat Appellate Bench of High Court is to provide a fair and impartial forum for the resolution of disputes. Fairness includes the opportunity to be heard, the chance to have the court process explained, and the right to be treated with respect. Impartiality requires that court decisions be based on the law and facts of a given case, not on the political convictions, personal views, or religious beliefs of those involved – or on such factors as a party’s race, gender, economic circumstances, or social status.
There has been immense need for exposing court management to the lasts information technology so as to enable the judicial fraternity to render speedy justice with better legal outputs. Shariat Appellate Bench of High Court offer this website as an efficient source of timely and relevant information, in an effort to continue fulfilling our mandate by improving access to justice and maintaining confidence in the judiciary. Innovative features have been incorporated, including a more robust judgment search function which incorporates new fields in the search template to help refine and narrow requests, allowing for more accurate and search-specific results. This will prove especially useful to legal practitioners in their search for judgments of the Court and the members of our citizenry who are interested in the business of the Court. The Shariat Appellate Bench of High Court Website can result in enhanced productivity and reduction of delays by establishing Legal Information Data Bases; providing online query system for precedents, citations, codes, statutes; publishing of Cause Lists and on line statistical reports; and uploading of orders and judgments on the official websites.
This is truly a significant milestone, one which evokes tremendous pride for the Judicial Officers, past and present, the Staff of this Court and me. Public & lawyers should find this web site a much more satisfying experience in terms of the ease and efficiency with which it can be navigated. This, it is hoped, will lead to greater and more frequent use, and become the preferred information tool for keeping abreast of the Court’s work, its schedules/calendar and events. I am particularly pleased to see this become a reality having regard to the fact that we have launched a beta version of Shariat Appellate Bench of High Court's website. Effort will continue to ensure that user-experience is optimized. To this end we would welcome constructive feedback from the Civil Society, Lawyers, and law students.
Though the information technology has been adopted in our country, yet information is still har to come by. There are some websites which provide legal information as well as judgments, statutes, etc., but being managed by private companies, one has to pay handsome amount to utilize the same. For that reason, the law students, young lawyers and the litigant public are not be in a position to avail such facility. In such a situation, there is immense need to make available key information and legal data on freely accessible public domain. The launch of official website of the Shariat Appellate Bench of High Court would certainly contribute greatly to overcome this problem.
In the end, I congratulate the IT Board AJK & focal person Shariat Appellate Bench of High Court for creating this useful website. I hope this website will prove to be very useful for the administration of Justice.