Role of the AOR/Submission of Attested Better Copy of FIR
AOR under the Supreme Court Rules, 1980 (“Rules) is to act and plead for a party in the Supreme Court.1 Under Order VII Rule 1 of the Rules copies of documents, if not forming part of the record of the Court appealed from, filed for the use of this Court, shall be certified to be true copies by the AOR for parties presenting the same. Under Order IV Rule 17 of the Rules the AOR undertakes to abide by the Rules. Under Order IV Rule 2 an AOR can be adjudged guilty of professional misconduct or otherwise be considered unfit to be enrolled or allowed to remain as an advocate.
In the present case, the better copy of the FIR attested by the AOR carries serious omissions mentioned above. We, therefore, issue notice to Shaukat Ali Mehr, AOR in the instant case to furnish his explanation for filing the incomplete better copy of the FIR in question. Office shall also for better dispensation of criminal justice system ensure that only better copy duly attested by the AOR must be placed before the Court and to avoid any confusion, the actual copy of the FIR must accompany the better copy. Similarly, in the case of the Medicolegal Certificate (“MLC”), if a better copy of the MLC is placed on the record, it must be duly attested by the AOR as per the Rules and the actual copy of the MLC must accompany the better copy.
Muhammad Rashid v The State, etc
Mr. Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah