Ministry of Law demands new courts to be set up in Pakistan

Lahore, 23rd July 2020: The Ministry of Law has submitted a request to the Supreme Court regarding the establishment of 120 new courts in Pakistan.

 

The Law Ministry has submitted its reply to the Supreme Court’s order regarding the establishment of 120 new courts stating that it is facing financial difficulties in setting up the new courts.

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After the establishment of courts, a budget of Rs 2.86 billion will be required for which the consultation process has been started but permission of 120 seats has to be sought from the Ministry of Finance and Establishment Division. The budget will also have to be approved by the Ministry of Finance. A summary has been sent to fill the vacancies of judges.

 

The Law Ministry informed the Supreme Court that 975 cases are pending in 24 accountability courts across the country and all the courts are functioning.

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110 cases are pending in 3 accountability courts of Islamabad, 213 in 5 courts of Lahore, and 3 courts of Rawalpindi. There are 18 cases pending in one court in Multan, 80 in 56 courts in Sukkur, and 108 in 2 courts in Quetta.

He also said that 188 cases in 5 courts in Karachi, 38 cases in Hyderabad court, and 4 accountability courts in Peshawar are pending.

It is to be noted that the Supreme Court has ordered to set up 120 more accountability courts to deal with corruption and other such cases in the country as soon as possible.

The Supreme Court has directed that these courts be set up as soon as possible. The Supreme Court also directed the Attorney General of Pakistan to make arrangements for the establishment of these courts.

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