SHC extends interim order in case of relocating sessions courts

September 30, 2014 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday extended its interim order restraining Sindh government from relocating the sessions courts for newly created Korangi district from the premises of the City Court to another venue.

Headed by Chief Justice Maqbool Baqar a division bench gave more time to provincial law and home secretaries to file response to the petition jointly filed by Karachi Bar Association and SHC Bar Association through their presidents against proposed setting up of criminal or civil courts in Korangi secessions division.

The petitioners said provincial government had proposed to relocate the Korangi district courts from premises of City Court to another venue in Korangi district. They said any further decentralisation of the sessions and district courts in Karachi would add to the problems for the administration of justice.

Therefore, they requested the court to restrain the provincial government from establishing any criminal or civil courts in Karachi at any new place.

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