ISSN(Print): 2709-6254 | ISSN(Online) : 2709-6262 | ISSN-L : 2709-6254


Role of Media to Overcome Delay in Justice: Pakistani Prospective


  1. Dr. Usman Hameed
    Professor/Dean of Law, Bahria University School of Law at the Bahria University, Islamabad, Pakistan
  2. Hafiz Muhammad Salman Shafiq
    LLM Scholar, School of law and Policy, University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  3. Dr. Kashif Imran Zadi
    Acting Director, School of law and Policy, University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan


In developing countries, access to justice is a severe problem. If we talk about Pakistan, it's far worse. This study examines the reasons for delays in access to justice in Pakistani courts. Structured interviews with media individuals working in Lahore were conducted for this study. Thematic analysis was used to analyze the data acquired through structured interviews, which were divided into five components, including lawyers' strikes and non-professional behaviour, lengthy procedures, absence of petitioners and respondents, negligence of court employees, an insufficient number of judges, frequent judicial transfers, and a lack of courts. The participants recommended traditional and social media helpful for a speedy trial by disseminating awareness programs emphasizing swift justice's importance. This article will highlight the concerns dealing with the use of freedom of expression of media to be utilized in a proper manner for addressing the issues pertaining to delayed justice, also repercussions of delay in dispensation of judicial remedy.

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Awareness Campaigns, Electronic Courts, Bar Council, Media Personnel, Supreme Judicial Council (SCJ)


Article # 90
Volume # 3
Issue # 2

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DOI Number: 10.47205/jdss.2022(3-II)90
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