The Pakistan Supreme Court on Monday made history by conducting the first "e-court" hearing by video linking its Karachi bench registry.
The PTI reported that a three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and comprising Justice Sardar Tariq Masood and Justice Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel formally initiated the proceedings of cases through the e-Court system at principal seat Islamabad and the Supreme Court Karachi registry.
The advocates of Karachi, whose cases were fixed for hearing at Supreme Court Branch Registry Karachi, argued their cases through a video-link and the bench at principal seat Islamabad heard and decided the cases.
"It is for the first time in judicial history of Pakistan that cases in the Supreme Court of Pakistan are heard through videolink connectivity," said the Supreme Court in a statement.
Justice Khosa, while hearing the first case through the technology, remarked "a big milestone has been achieved in the judicial history of Pakistan that cases are being heard through the latest technology". "The facility will benefit lawyers and litigants to save them time and money," he added.