It would be strange to say that, you can get your remedy in a blink of an eye. Rather in every justice system of this world there is a whole process by which you can get remedy. In Pakistan, in civil cases Code of Civil Procedure 1908 is applied and in Criminal cases Code of Criminal Procedure 1898 is applied. this is one of the difference between civil and criminal proceedings. Some other points are as under:
Difference Between Civil and Criminal Proceedings
when there is violation of a private wrong, civil proceeding will be initiated in a civil court under the provisions of code of civil procedure. There are two parties in civil proceeding; that is plaintiff and defendant. the remedy will be either:
Enforcement of right
Something equal to that such as damages, if enforcement of right is not possible. For example; there is a contract and specific performance is not possible than damages should be given. The plaint must be submitted by the plaintiff only.
when public right is violated than criminal proceeding will be initiated in a criminal court under the provisions of criminal procedure code. neither compensation nor the enforcement of right is the remedy, only relief is to punish the offender. The objective of the criminal court is different that of civil courts. this is the main difference between civil and criminal proceeding.