Chief Justice of Pakistan Renews Composition of National Judicial Automation Committee

Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Qazi Faiz Esa, has taken a significant step towards enhancing the efficiency of the judiciary in Pakistan by reconstituting the National Judicial Automation Committee (NJAC). The primary objective of the NJAC, developed by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, is to usher in a digital era for the judiciary.

The NJAC aims to revolutionize court processes and records by introducing comprehensive digitization, implementing mobile applications to facilitate better access to justice, and enhancing overall case management. 

Furthermore, the committee seeks to integrate advanced technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) into legal processes and research, emphasizing the need for a national plan based on technology and AI to improve the efficiency of service delivery within the judiciary.

Justice Mansoor Ali Shah underscores the importance of embracing technological developments in the justice sector. He advocates for strategic investments in state-of-the-art digital infrastructure, modernized training programs, and robust measures to ensure the effective administration of justice. 

Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar views the digitization of the justice sector as just the beginning of transformative changes envisioned for the legal system. With a commitment to ongoing improvements, he aims to continually enhance digital capabilities, ensuring greater access to justice and maintaining a transparent and efficient legal process for all.

The NJAC operates as a sub-committee of the National Judicial Policy Making Committee (NJPMC), an apex body responsible for enhancing the performance of the administration of justice, harmonizing judicial processes and standards, and ensuring a skilled and efficient judiciary in Pakistan. The committee’s reconstitution aligns with the shared goal of advancing Pakistan as a leading digital economy under the guidance of the Chief Justice of Pakistan.