SC disposes of 683 cases in a week

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has disposed of 683 cases, against institution of 836 new cases during March 02, 2013 to March 08, 2013, keeping the total backlog at 19102.

The backlog in the apex court on March 01, 2013 was 18949 cases. As 836 new cases were instituted during February 02, 2013 to March 08, 2013, the progressive total of pending cases on March 08, 2013 came to 19785 cases.

Out of these, 683 cases were disposed of during the period from March 04, 2013 to March 08, 2013. The backlog on March 08, 2013 remains 19102 cases. The Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry constituted various Benches at the principal seat, Islamabad and Branch Registries to expedite the case hearings and clear the backlog.

The chief justice and the judges of Supreme Court remained committed to accelerate disposal of the cases and diminish the backlog. The judges continued to hear the case in various benches with the aim to minimize the backlog and provide relief to the litigants.