Unveiling the Deficiencies of Pakistan's Criminal Justice System and Their Far-Reaching Impact on Society


  • Muhammad Afzal Ph.D. Law Scholar, TIMES Institute Multan
  • Muhammad Sher Zaman Ph.D. Law Scholar, TIMES Institute Multan, Pakistan
  • Usman Asghar Ph.D. Law Scholar, TIMES Institute Multan, Pakistan




Criminal justice system, Deficiencies, Impact, Pakistan, Society


The issues plaguing Pakistan's criminal justice system have detrimental effects on society. This research paper seeks to investigate the causes of criminal justice system flaws, their effects on society, and potential solutions to these issues. Among these problems are institutional malfeasance, a lack of funding, ineffective investigative techniques, and inadequate law enforcement training. A high rate of wrongful convictions, which can result in the imprisonment of innocent individuals for crimes they did not commit, is one of the most devastating consequences of these flaws. These deficiencies frequently result in case processing delays, which can prolong the detention of alleged criminals and leave victims without closure. Transparency can be increased in the criminal justice system, and adjustments can be made to eliminate corruption and inefficiency. These are only a few of the solutions that can be implemented to address these issues. In addition, efforts can be made to improve the quality of defense counsel provided to criminal defendants and to provide crime victims with more assistance. An enhanced criminal justice system can also contribute to a safer and more stable society.