The president, Abdul Hamid, promulgated an ordinance on Saturday making provisions for the use of information and communication technology to run courts online.
The ordinance empowered courts to conduct trial or inquiry or hear arguments or applications or appeals or record depositions or pass orders or deliver verdict through audio or video conferencing or any other electronic systems in virtual presence of witnesses, lawyers or parties concerned, and these parties would be deemed to be physically presence before the court.
It said that both the Appellate Division and the High Court Division of the Supreme Court would issue procedural guideline at times.
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