SC: SC disposed of 150 cases in a week

Islamabad: The Supreme Court (SC) has disposed of 150 cases whereas 232 new cases have been instituted during the period from Saturday 30th March to Friday 5th April 2013, says a press release. The backlog remains 18923.

The backlog in the apex Court on 29th March 2013 was 18841 cases. As 232 new cases were instituted during the period from Saturday 30th March 2013 to Friday 5th April 2013, the progressive total of pending cases on 5th April 2013 came to 19073 cases. Out of these, 150 cases were disposed of during the period from Monday 1st April 2013 to Friday 5th April 2013. The backlog on 5th April 2013 remains 18923 cases. The Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr. Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Ch. constituted various benches at the principal seat, Islamabad and at branch registry Lahore to expedite the case hearings and clear the backlog.

The Chief Justice of Pakistan and the Judges of Supreme Court remained committed to accelerate disposal of the cases and diminish the backlog. The Judges continued to hear the cases with the aim to minimize the backlog and provide relief to the litigants.